This category is for brick-and-mortar museums in Japan that house permanent collections of art.
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Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Houses collections illustrating major achievements in painting, sculpture, and graphic arts from the late 19th century to the present. Located in Nagoya.
Information on three graphic arts museums: the Ginza Graphic Gallery of Tokyo, the DDD of Osaka, and the Center for Contemporary Graphic Art of Fukushima.
Hiroshima Museum of Art
Mostly paintings. French painting, from the French Impressionists to the present, and Japanese works from the Meiji era to contemporary works. (Eng/Jpn)
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
20th century art, with an emphasis on works by Hyogo artists.
Itami City Museum of Art
Located in Hyogo. Satire and humor. Caricature prints, sculpture and paintings by Honore Daumier, William Hogarth, James Gillray, George Bigot, James Ensor, Kathe Kollwitz, Raoul Dufy, and contemporary American and Japanese artists. English and Japanese.
Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art
Collection includes 17th century Japanese screens, French Impressionists, Kandinsky, and Stella's mixed media works. Illustrated samples from the various collections. Located in Chiba Prefecture.
Kyoto National Museum
Ceramics, sculpture, paintings, calligraphy, and metalwork. The masterworks section contains both good enlargements and good explanatory text.
Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo
International collection of modern and contemporary art.
Shiga Prefecture. Housed in a building designed by I. M. Pei, the Miho collects and exhibits Japanese and international art, including a large collection of lacquerware.
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Opened in 1995. Art of the last 50 years. Interesting photos of the building itself; only a few pics from the exhibits, and the text for those is Japanese.
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Exhibits show the development of Japanese art, without restriction of time periods or regional divisions, in relation to the rest of the world. Permanent exhibits include fine collection of contemporary Japanese art.
Nezu Institute of Fine Arts
Includes paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, metal, wood, and Buddhist art. Located in Tokyo.
NMWA - The National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo)
European paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, from the 14th through the 20th centuries. Illustrated samples from the collections.
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
The museum's core collection is comprised of the works of Seiji Togo, a noted Japanese artist. Togo donated some 200 of his own works to the museum, along with his collection of over 250 works by other artists. Located in Tokyo. [English, Japanese]
Setagaya Art Museum (Tokyo)
From the prehistoric to the contemporary, with an emphasis on works with an element of naivete. The Mukai Junkichi Annex celebrates the life and work of a 20th century painter whose main passion was recording the thatched roof farmhouses of Japan.
Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
Paintings and sculptures, European as well as Japanese, mostly 19th and 20th century. The Rodin wing contains pre- and post-Rodin works, as well as a major collection of Rodin.
Includes gallery information, IMAX theater, bay area guide, and museum shop. Located in Osaka.
The Tokugawa Art Museum (Nagoya)
Collection based on the personal holdings of the Owari branch of the Tokugawa family (furniture, armor, swords, fine art, and the items of daily life). Artifacts are displayed in galleries which reconstruct their original settings in order to accord with the importance of the sense of placement in Japanese aesthetics.
Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum
Paintings and sculptures by artists of the Yamaguchi area.
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