Tokyo's Museum of Contemporary Art is among Japan's biggest art museums. Its highly modern, stylized facade is indicative of its focus on the future, attracting hundreds of thousands of art fans from around the globe. Opening in 1995, the museum was built as a response to the Japanese art community who voiced concerns over a lack of an institution that could systematically survey contemporary art with a global perspective. Today, the museum serves as an epicenter of Japanese art and culture while simultaneously proliferating the exchange of contemporary ideas from art communities worldwide.
Highlighting collections from across the globe, the Museum of Contemporary Art is host to many great exhibitions and educational programs. In recent years, highly visible events featuring art centered around new media, technology, and fashion have gained significant attention from worldwide art communities, and have become a great success. Future exhibitions will include special photography showcases, architecture, and a focus on Dutch art and design.
A visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art is a perfect addition to a day spent in the center of Tokyo. Start off traversing Akihabara's electronics, anime, and video game stores, and then travel just a few miles southeast to the museum where you can spend an affordable and culturally enriching day. For more information about the museum, please visit http://www.mot-art-museum.jp/eng/.
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