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The National Art Center: Tokyo Architecture (国立新美術館)

The National Art Center located in Tokyo is a unique art exhibition facility. The NACT doesn’t own a permanent collection but instead functions as an exhibition space. The building is simply stunning and was designed by Kurokawa Kisho, one of the leading Japanese architects and founders of the “Metabolist Movement”.

Inside NACT you’ll find a wonderful art library, an auditorium, a Michelin-starred French restaurant, a café, the Museum shop and a rooftop garden. The restaurant and café are located in the upper part of two inverted concrete cones.

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Tickets counter at the main entrance

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From the exhibition “Artist File” 2013 (Artists: Darren Almond, Jun Azumatei, Yeondoo Jung, Shiho Kagabu, Takamasa Kuniyasu, Nalini Malani, Hideaki Nakazawa, Lieko Shiga)

From the exhibition "Artist File" 2013 (Artists: Darren Almond, Jun Azumatei, Yeondoo Jung, Shiho Kagabu, Takamasa Kuniyasu, Nalini Malani, Hideaki Nakazawa, Lieko Shiga)

From the exhibition “Artist File” 2013 (Artists: Darren Almond, Jun Azumatei, Yeondoo Jung, Shiho Kagabu, Takamasa Kuniyasu, Nalini Malani, Hideaki Nakazawa, Lieko Shiga)

Wallart in Aoyama Tunnel

Wallart in Aoyama Tunnel

Kurosawa is also the architect behind the capsule hotel “Nakagin Capsule Tower”  one of the most important buildings in the postwar architect history in Japan.

The National Art Center, together with the Mori Art Museum and the Suntory Museum of Art form the “Art Triangle Roppongi,” hence establishing Roppongi as one of Tokyo’s major cultural centers.

Documentary on architect Kisho Kurokawa and The National Art Center, Tokyo (Japanese with English Subtitles)

Official websites: Video: The National Art Center, Tokyo (by Tokyo Art Beat Video documentary on architect Kisho Kurokawa and The National Art Center, Tokyo.  Filmed at the offices of Kisho Kurokawa and the NACT in May 2007) Japanese with English subtitles. // The National Art Center: www.nact.jp, Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Closest Stations: Nogizaka (Chidoya Line, Exit 6 is directly connected to the Center), Tokyo Roppongi Station (Hibiya Line, 5-minute walk from Exit 4a), Roppongi Station (Oedo Line, 4-minute walk from Exit 7)
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