7-7 Ueno Koen,


The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo was opened in 1959 and today it hosts a collection of western art. The Main Building of the museum was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier and this is where there is a display of some of the oldest pieces in the museum, with 17th century paintings by the likes of Ritzos, Van Clebe, Rubens and Ribera.

The New Wing of the museum displays paintings from the 19th century and the start of the 20th century by French authors as famous as Delacroix, Manet, Renoir, Monet, Gaugin and Moreau, as well as other masterpieces by MirĂ³, Pollock, Picasso and Soutin.

There are sculptures and paintings by artists such as Rembrandt, Goya and Klinge, and the museum also hosts 58 of Auguste Rodin’s sculptures including the Thinker, the Burghers of Calais and the Gate of Hell.

Tokyo Travel Guide | Museums in Tokyo

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