Japan Museums: The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 東京都現代美術館
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo houses international and Japanese post-war modern art. Opened in 1995, it is Tokyo's first public art gallery devoted to modern art. As well as its permanent collection (entrance fee 500 yen) it has regular special exhibitions (usually about 800-1,000 yen).
The permanent collection has around 4,000 works, about 100 of which are on display at any one time. It includes works by Andy Warhol (including his Marilyn Monroe (1967)), Roy Lichtenstein (including his Girl with Hair Ribbon (1965)), David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Julian Schnabel, Frank Stella, and Sandro Chia.
The Museum has free internet access (directly across from the entrance that you use when approaching from Kiba Park), a restaurant on the B2 floor (open11am-6pm), a museum shop, an art library, an art information gallery, an observation deck, and indoor parking but for only 50 cars (access by other than car recommended).
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Tel: 03 5245 4111
Open: 10am-6pm (tickets on sale until 5.30pm). Closed Monday, except if Monday is a national or substitute holiday, in which case it closes Tuesday.
Access: 9 min walk from Kiyosumi-shirakawa subway station, exit B2, on the Hanzomon Line. 13 min walk from Kiyosumi-shirakawa subway station, exit A3, on the Toei Oedo Line. 15 min walk from Kiba subway station, exit 3, on the Tozai Line.
15 min walk foot from Kikukawa subway station, exit A4, on the Toei Shinjuku Line.