Past Events

  • March 17 - April 5, 2020

Spring Festival Canceled

in The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

In order to prevent the spread of infection with the COVID-19, this event was canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

The museum is conveniently located for those visiting the Imperial Palace, and a must-see place particularly in spring when cherry blossoms are in full bloom. You can view Japanese paintings acclaimed as masterpieces along with cherry blossoms, thereby enjoying Japan’s graceful spring.


MOMAT Collection Date: February 11 - June 14

Near the MOMAT are the Imperial Palace, Chidorigafuchi and Kitanomaru Park, ones of Japan’s most renowned places for cherry blossoms. In the once-a-year cherry blossom season, we feature Kawai Gyokudo’s Parting Spring, a masterpiece depicting cherry blossoms (Important Cultural Property), and Funada Gyokuju’s Flowers (Image of Evening). Enjoy fascinating Japanese-style paintings showing spectacular flowers. *The special exhibition of flower-themed works ends on April 12.

The museum’s collection gallery displays 200 works from its collection of more than 13,000 works–mainly masterpieces of modern Japanese art. You can learn of the 20th-century history of Japanese art from works on display with English explanations.


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Kawai Gyokudo, Parting Spring, 1916, Important Cultural Property

Funada Gyokuju, Flowers (Image of Evening), 1938

Peter Doig Date: February 26 - June 14

Kitawaki Noboru: To See the Universe in a Seed Date: February 11 - June 14

Events (Offered in English)

Let's Talk Art!

Enjoy a cross-cultural conversation in English while exploring modern Japanese art!

Every Friday 6:30 PM–7:30 PM (meeting time 6:15 PM)

*Due to concerns over coronavirus infection, “Let’s Talk Art!” from on February 28 will be cancelled.

Spring Festival Talk Rally

“Spring Festival Talk Rally,” which is an annual special event, will be held on April 5 from 12:00 AM–3:00 PM. Talk with the facilitators, collect three stamps and get a badge of the artwork! English and Japanese conversations will be available.

*free to participate

*Due to concerns over coronavirus infection, we regretfully announce the cancellation of this event.


Enjoy the Height of Spring!

The museum will prepare a Japanese-style rest area in the front courtyard during Spring Festival.

In order to prevent the spread of infection with the COVID-19, schedules and events are subject to change due to circumstances.

Art Museum
March 17– April 5, 2020
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
(Opens until 8:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays)
*Admission until thirty minutes before closing
Mondays (except March 30)

Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2019



Art Museum

3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8322


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August 10, 2022 (Wed)

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