The National Art Center

The National Art Center is a museum in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. A joint project of the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the National Museums Independent Administrative Institution, it stands on a site formerly occupied by a research facility of the University of Tokyo.


1. The NACT presents a large variety of art expressions and offers a fresh perspective on artistic creativity.
  1. Artist associations which run nation-wide activities are given opportunities to hold their annual exhibitions.
  2. The NACT’s curatorial staff generates special exhibitions that highlight the latest trend in art both in Japan and abroad.
  3. The NACT serves as a venue for exhibitions co-organized with mass media companies and other art institutions.
2. Collecting and Disseminating Information. The NACT places an emphasis on accumulating art materials in the following areas and making their content accessible to the public.
  1. Information about art exhibitions held within Japan.
  2. A comprehensive collection of post-WWII Japanese exhibition catalogues.
  3. Various materials related to modern and contemporary Japanese art.
3. Education and Public Programs
―The NACT serves as a site of participation, interaction, and creativity.
  1. Lectures, symposiums, and gallery-talks related to exhibitions are regularly organized.
  2. Through artists’ talks and workshops, the NACT provides diverse audience with opportunities to learn about and discuss different works of art.
  3. Internship and volunteer programs provide opportunities for hands-on activities at the NACT.
  4. The NACT collects information and materials related to educational extension projects at museums.

The National Art Center, Tokyo opens from 10:00 to 18:00 (Fridays 10:00-20:00). Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Closed on Tuesdays, the year-end through the New Year’s holidays . For more information, please call Hello Dial: 03-5777-8600

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