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Lounge in an oasis of public space

In September 2022, the National Art Center, Tokyo introduced in and around the facility. Ever since, the building’s entrance lobby has played host to a rotating selection of public artworks curated by the NACT, including video art projected onto the building’s interior walls. Be sure to keep an eye out for these creations when visiting the Center.

Visitors, with or without an exhibition ticket, are also welcome to browse the materials in the Art Library, which houses publications—including some in English—covering a wide range of artistic periods and movements. In addition, catalogs and magazines from past and ongoing exhibitions can be perused in a corner of the basement floor, where comfortable chairs await tired museumgoers.

The Center’s renewed focus on its role as a space open to anyone interested in art means that visitors are encouraged to linger and make discoveries both inside and outside the galleries.

02_tips_Nohara Tsukiji Nezumikke.jpgNohara Tsukiji Nezumikke, 2023, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Installation view, Photo by Kenta Umeda