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The National Museum of Art

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The National Museum of Art

The National Museum of Art (NMOA) was opened with the aim of collecting, exhibiting and studying works centered on contemporary art from home and abroad.

On the ground floor, there is only the entrance and all exhibition rooms are located below ground level. The entrance is impressive with the innovative design inspired by the development and growth of contemporary art and the life force of bamboo.

The collection is centered on the postwar contemporary art. NMOA houses many works of the world-class artists such as: Andy Warhol, a leading artist of American popular culture with techniques such as silkscreen; Tadanori Yokoo, a graphic artist who works in genres from commercial design to 3D art and Yayoi Kusama, an artist who expresses her unique view of the world with a polka dot motif.

In addition, NMOA houses works of prewar artists such as Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst and Tsuguharu Fujita.

Next to NMOA, there is Osaka Science Museum which has a huge planetarium with a digital image device showing the entire night sky. This is where the entire family can enjoy.