Temporary Museum Closure: The Entire NMWA will be closed from 4 September (Mon.) through 18 September (Mon.), 2023 for exhibit replacement
All sections of the NMWA will be closed from 4 September (Mon.) through 18 September (Mon.), 2023 for exhibit replacement.
Opening of a Temporary Installation of a Digital Program Made with 3D Modeling: “A World Heritage Site at Your Fingertips: Exploring the National Museum of Western Art”
On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, the National Museum of Western Art will open a temporary installation of a new digital program made with 3D modeling, titled “A World Heritage Site at Your Fingertips: Exploring the National Museum of Western Art” available for use at the Museum. This digital program featuring the NMWA Main Building will be available via Spatial Reality Display equipment installed in the museum as well as in a version that utilizes smartphones. Both versions allow you to use your fingertips to explore and experience the World Heritage-listed NMWA Main Building, including areas not normally open to the public.
【Caution】Regarding the Instagram account pretending to be the official account of the National Museum of Western Art (NMWA)
It has been reported that there is an Instagram account that displays the NMWA's logo in reverse, pretending to be the official account.
This account is not affiliated with the NMWA Tokyo.
For privacy reasons, our official account never follows personal accounts.
If you click on a URL in a Direct Message (DM) sent from a suspicious account, there is a possibility that the sender may obtain and misuse the recipient's information or personal data.
If you receive a suspicious DM, please do not click on the URL, delete the DM itself, and block the account to prevent harm.
The official social networking accounts of the Museum are as follows.
There is a possibility that accounts similar to ours may appear in the future. Please check the username and URL when following the accounts.
Let’s Enjoy Art Together! Please Join us for our Free Talking Day
“I am always tense because I have to be quiet in an art museum.” “It is hard to go to an exhibition with small children.” We hope that people who have had such experiences can enjoy art works in a museum without feeling bad. So we are holding a Free Talking Day, when visitors can talk freely about the art works they are viewing, and share with others the surprise and happiness they feel as they view art works. We will also have a kids space and breastfeeding room set up that day, so that visitors of all ages can enjoy visiting the museum and appreciating art together.
Program date: 26 August (Sat.)
Program time: 9:30 – 20:00
Free entry to both the Permanent Collection Galleries and the Imaged and Imagined: Spain Seen through Prints from Japanese Collections Special Exhibition
Temporary Museum Closure: The Entire NMWA will be closed from 12 June (Mon.) through 26 June (Mon.), 2023 for exhibit replacement
All sections of the NMWA will be closed from 12 June (Mon.) through 26 June (Mon.), 2023 for exhibit replacement.
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo Acquires August Strindberg’s Inferno and Joaquín Sorolla’s The Drinking Jug
In 2022, the National Museum of Western Art acquired the painting Inferno by August Strindberg (1849-1912) and the painting The Drinking Jug by Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923). Read News Release here
Starting in April 2023, Free Entry Days for Permanent Collection Galleries and Permanent Collection Gallery Passport Tickets
On March 17, 2023 (Fri.), the National Museum of Western Art and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. signed a partnership agreement. Under this agreement, starting in April 2023 Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. will provide a Kawasaki Free Sunday free admission for all visitors to the Permanent Collection Galleries on the 2nd Sunday of every month. The first Kawasaki Free Sunday event took place on April 9, 2023 (Sun.).
On May 9, 2023 (Tues.), the NMWA began selling a NMWA Permanent Collection Galleries Passport Ticket at the NMWA Ticket Office.
This Passport Ticket will allow holders to visit the Permanent Collection Galleries as many times as they want to during the validity period, and also includes discounts at the Museum Shop and Café Suiren.
With the introduction of these new services, the NMWA has ended its previous system of free admission to the Permanent Collection Galleries on the 2nd and 4th Fridays and after 17:00 each Friday and Saturday (paused from April 2022 to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.) Thank you for your understanding of these changes.
Sales of the NMWA Permanent Collection Galleries Passport Ticket
Passport Tickets -- which can only be used by the designated holder and allow unlimited entry to the Permanent Collection Galleries during the Passport Ticket validity period -- can be purchased as follows.
On Sale Dates
May 9, 2023 – February 29, 2024
Admission Ticket Office, NMWA
1,100 yen (tax incl.)
May 9, 2023 – March 31, 2024
Announcing the Opening of the NMWA Museum Online Shop
The National Museum of Western Art Museum Shop opened its online store today.
The newly opened NMWA Museum Shop website (Japanese only) features approximately 200 items, from goods based on NMWA collection items to catalogues from previous exhibitions. Items can be shipped anywhere within Japan.
*The NMWA shop in the NMWA Main Building is closed during the current building maintenance closure [October 19, 2020 - Spring 2022 (estimated)].