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Home to the most significant public art collection in the country, National Museum of Western Art specializes in Impressionism. Established in 1959, the museum features a main building designed by widely revered French architect Le Corbusier, and is a work of art in its own right. Immerse yourself in two floors of diverse works, taking special note of the 58-piece Rodin collection, alluded to by the trio of sculptures located outside the museum. Stop by the shop for an extensive collection of some 3,000 books on art and design, or drop into the onsite cafe to grab some refreshments. Start your trip to Tokyo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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今回地下鉄銀座線を使って上野駅改札を出たのですが、ここに行くにはJRの方が良かったです。松方コレクションの特別展示を鑑賞してきました。入り口の外にロダンの彫刻がいくつもあり、これらは無料で見れます。 more »I left ueno station ticket gate using the Ginza subway line this time, but JR was better to get here. I watched a special exhibition of the Matsukata Collection. There are a number of Rodin sculptures outside the entrance, which you can see for free.
多様な展示会がいつもひらかれており、そのたびごとに伺いますが、常設展も素晴らしい。 外のロダンの彫刻も無料で見られ本当に素晴らしい美術館です。 松方の意志は確実に受け継がれています。 more »There are always a lot of exhibitions, and every time I visit them, the permanent exhibitions are also wonderful. Rodin sculptures outside are also seen for free and are truly wonderful museums. Matsukata's will has been passed down to the next day.
Not as extensive as some other museums, but still, the works are of extremely high quality with fairly good signage. Most of the works are by 2nd tier artists (many of whom I, an amateur, did not recognize), but there are some Grand Masters on display. All told, a nice collection. And, good for me, free to seniors of 65 and above.
The Reubens special exhibit was great. It includes the famous self-portrait among others. The permanent collection has some Monet, Cezanne, a couple Picassos -- not the most famous examples of their work, but worth seeing if you are a fan of European art and want to spend an hour in a museum.
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