Mori Art Museum
The Mori Art Museum strives to be a place for enjoyment, stimulation and discussion – a place where what is important in our culture and society is openly debated, not only through the exhibitions that are shown there but also through a wide range of Learning programs. It engages an audience ranging from young school children to students and senior citizens, from people living in the local community to the whole region and around the world.
Our location in Japan and East Asia is important and we consider it one of our missions to become a platform for artists from this region.
At the top of a 54-storey skyscraper in the Roppongi entertainment district, the Mori Art Museum is the behemoth of the Tokyo art scene. Its ambitious solo shows and thematic exhibitions range from eccentric to cerebral. In 2003, its inaugural retrospective of Yayoi Kusama presented a dizzying labyrinth of polka-dot-infused installations, while last summer’s survey of the Metabolist architects – one of Japan’s most critically acclaimed shows of the year – celebrated the bold ideas that shaped 1960s Tokyo. When you’ve finished touring the galleries, head to the observation deck on the floor below, where you’ll find unrivalled 360-degree views of the metropolis.
Since opening the Museum has received high critical acclaim for its wide variety of original exhibitions, many of which have been organized around universal themes.