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The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo's Ueno Park houses an extensive collection of Western art built around the personal collection of Japanese industrialist Matsukata Kojiro. Housed in a striking Modernist building by Le Corbusier that stands as the only work by the architect in the Far East, the museum has about 4500 works dating from the Renaissance to the early 20th century including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints.

  • The Main Building has galleries laid out in a square plan, displaying paintings from the 14th to 18th centuries. Highlights include Paolo Veronese's 'The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine', Tintoretto's 'Portrait of a Young Man as David', Giorgio Vasari's 'The Garden of Gethsemane', Jan Brueghel's 'Wooded Landscape with Abraham and Isaac', Guido Reni's 'Lucretia', Peter Paul Rubens' 'Two Sleeping Children', and Jean-Honoré Fragonard's 'Landscape with Shepherds and Flock of Sheep'.
  • The New Wing showcases 19th to early-20th century French works including Eugene Delacroix's 'The Education of the Virgin', Gustave Courbet's 'Sleeping Nude', Edouard Manet's 'Portrait of Monsieur Brun', Pierre-Auguste Renoir's 'Parisiennes in Algerian Costume or Harem', Claude Monet's 'Water Lilies', and Auguste Rodin's 'The Gates of Hell', 'Burghers of Calais', and the famous 'The Thinker'. The museum also has paintings by Jackson Pollock, Joan Miro, and contemporaries.
About National Museum of Western Art

 Japan, 〒110-0007 Tōkyō-to, Taitō-ku, Uenokōen, 7−7

 Nearest Transit: Ueno (Line: (G) & (H))

 +81 3-3828-5131

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