Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka

Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka

Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka

4-3-1, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku
Osaka, Japan 530-0005
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm
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Osaka City’s long-awaited museum of modern art and design—the Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka— finally opened in Feb. 2022 on Nakanoshima, the island at Osaka’s core that symbolizes Aqua Metropolis Osaka. Three decades have passed since the museum’s planning office was set up in 1990, during which time the vision for the museum has changed in keeping with the times. As the new museum comes to life in the twenty-first century, we contemplate its current and future role in Osaka, in Japan, and in the world.

1. The museum connects history, creates the future.

― Connecting the basis of the art museum with the present, and aiming to do what no one has done before


2. The museum promotes circulation of information and knowledge, discovery and amazement.

― Going beyond simply opening up the doors of the museum, reaching out and opening up new opportunities


3. The museum regards connections as a driving force.

― Seeing our limitations as opportunities to find partners


4. The museum contributes to Osaka.

― Enjoying and benefiting from Osaka’s past and present, communicating the future to the world, and creating a place where people, ideas, and things move forward together, here in Nakanoshima

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