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Art Talks / Architectural Tours

These programs presented in Japanese only by the museum's volunteer staff are designed to help adult visitors enjoy our permanent collection and museum buildings. There are two different programs: Art Talks (1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays and every Sunday) and Architectural Tours (2nd and 4th Saturdays). Please note that these programs are not held on Sundays when the museum is closed. These programs are free with museum admission, first-served basis. While no reservations are required, please note that participant numbers are limited.

Art Talks

The museum’s volunteer staff conducts Art Talks focusing on five to seven art works on display in the Permanent Collection galleries. Art Talks usually last about 50 minutes.

Date and Time: We meet inside the “19th Century Hall” of the Main Building (see map) at 14:00 on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays and every Sunday (when the museum is open).

*Art Talks are drop-in gallery talks. Please feel free to join us.

Architectural Tours

The museum’s volunteer staff conducts tours exploring the architectural features of the museum buildings and grounds. These tours particularly focus on the Main Building and Forecourt Garden, which were designed by the French architect Le Corbusier.

Date and Time: We meet at the lobby on the first floor of the Main Building (see map) at
15:00 on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays (when the museum is open).
Participants: Elementary school students and over
Capacity: 20 people (first come, first served)

*Tickets for Architectural Tours are distributed to the first 20 people who request them at the Information Desk, beginning at 2:30pm on the day of the tour. Please note that places are limited.

(These programs are conducted in Japanese only)

  • Lectures/Symposium
  • Gallery Talks/Slide Talks
  • Art Talks/Architectural Tours
  • Family Programs
  • Concerts
  • Fun Day
  • Fun with Collection
  • Christmas Program