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Past Programs

Selected Works

The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo was established in 1959 with 370 works from the Matsukata Collection, which forms the core of the NMWA collection. As of 2015, the museum houses about 5,500 works. This site features 59 examples of painting and sculpture from the 14th through the beginning of the 20th century.

  • 14th - 16th centuries
( Late Gothic/Renaissance/Mannerism )
  • 17th century
( Baroque and others)
  • 18th century
 ( Rococo and others)
  • 19th and 20th centuries
( Before World War II )
  • 20th century
( After World War II )

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Audio Guide

Guide on works (English, Chinese, Korean):¥300

Commentary length: Approx. 40 minutes

Guide on architecture (English, Chinese, Korean):¥300

Commentary length: Approx. 20 minutes

音声ガイド

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Google Arts & Culture

Photo: Google Arts & Culture

The National Museum of Western Art has released curator talks by its researchers on Google Arts & Culture. “Curators’ Talks on the Collection of NMWA, Part I” (featuring nine works on display in the museum’s Main Building) and “Curators’ Talks on the Collection of NMWA, Part II” (featuring nine works on display in the museum's New Wing) can be viewed in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean.

These high-definition videos can be enlarged enough to see artists’ brushwork. Researchers spend three minutes discussing the highlights of each artwork, amongst other topics.

The Museum also offers “Museum View,” with which viewers can experience the museum’s building (a registered World Heritage Site) and exhibition rooms as if they were walking around them. Why not take this opportunity to enjoy them from the comfort of your own home?

Google Arts & Culture

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