Art Curator Japan

A Guide to Osaka Museums

Osaka City Museum of Fine Art

(大阪市立美術館)

Location: Osaka

Web: www.osaka-art-museum.jp/en/

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts' permanent collection, however, comprises smaller collections that were assembled and donated by a number of businessmen. This gives the collection an international scope, including Etruscan works from Italy and Coptic art from Egypt and incorporating examples of artistic style that are difficult to find elsewhere in Japan. The majority of properties preserved there, however, are oriental works connected with Buddhism.

Art Curator Japan

The National Museum of Art, Osaka

(国立国際美術館)

Location: Osaka

Web: www.nmao.go.jp/en/index.html

Most of the artwork in the collection is from the post-war era. Pre-war exceptions include work by Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Tsuguharu Foujita and Yasuo Kuniyoshi.

Art Curator Japan

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

(大阪市立東洋陶磁美術館)

Location: Osaka

Web: www.moco.or.jp/en/

The collection mostly consists of Chinese and Korean ceramics, including Japanese ceramics as well as generous donations such as the Korean ceramics of the “Rhee Byung-Chang Collection" and works by Hamada Shoji, boasting as one of the finest collections of East Asian ceramics in the world in terms of both quality and quantity.

Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi

(和泉市久保惣記念美術館)

Location: Izumi

Web: www.ikm-art.jp/en/

The museum plans and holds exhibitions on Oriental antiques primarily from Japan and China. Six exhibitions are held annually in the main building as described below. On display in the annex are works that include jade, bronzeware, and ceramics from China, as well as Western modern art by such masters as Renoir and Rodin.

Art Curator Japan