Current Exhibition

Kingo Tatsuno and the Fine Arts: A Special Exhibition to Mark the 100th Anniversary of His Death

Architect of Tokyo Station, Tatsuno Kingo and His Relationship with Art

Saturday, November 2 - Sunday, November 24, 2019

This year marks the centenary of the death of Tatsuno Kingo (1854 - 1919), the architect who designed Tokyo Station. Born in Karatsu during the final years of the Tokugawa shogunate, he worked his way through school before joining the first intake of students to Kogakuryo, a university established by the Meiji government. Tatsuno graduated at the top of his class and earned the chance to study in the United Kingdom on a state scholarship. After returning to Japan, he helped to modernize the field of architecture in Japan, both as an educator and as an architect. This small-scale exhibition takes a look at Tatsuno’s achievements that is themed around the fine arts, based upon his relationship with the Western-style artist Matsuoka Hisashi, whom Tatsuno met during his studies abroad.


Next Exhibition

Sakata Kazuo: Recoup Lost Ground

Sakata Kazuo: Recoup Lost Ground

Saturday, December 7, 2019 – Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sakata Kazuo (1889-1956) is an artist who understood core developments in abstract painting from Cubism onwards and pushed their possibilities to the very limit. This exhibition presents all the details of Sakata Kazuo’s work, which attained a level that has rarely been reached anywhere in the world, and it uncovers the possibilities of the worlds woven into his paintings. We invited Okazaki Kenjiro who is known as a splended artist and theorist to curate the exhibition, which is the first to present a comprehensive exploration of Sakata Kazuo, as a 'contemporary artist'.

opening hours

10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
*Fridays : until 8:00p.m.

*Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed Days

Mondays (Tuesdays if this is a public holiday), during New Year’s holidays and exhibition changeovers
*Please refer to the page of each special exhibition for more details.


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