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.
- Artist associations which run nation-wide activities are given opportunities to hold their annual exhibitions.
- The NACT’s curatorial staff generates special exhibitions that highlight the latest trend in art both in Japan and abroad.
- 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.
- Information about art exhibitions held within Japan.
- A comprehensive collection of post-WWII Japanese exhibition catalogues.
- 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.
- Lectures, symposiums, and gallery-talks related to exhibitions are regularly organized.
- Through artists’ talks and workshops, the NACT provides diverse audience with opportunities to learn about and discuss different works of art.
- Internship and volunteer programs provide opportunities for hands-on activities at the NACT.
- 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