Right after you leave the Science Museum, a gigantic monument with beautiful curves made of silver stainless pipe catches the eye. In fact this is the entrance gate to the National Museum of Art, Osaka. Designed by Cesar Pelli, one of the chosen "10 Most influential American Architects of Our Time", It is the beginning of the totally underground style museum. The 3-floor underground structure is a rarity in the modern world. Approx. 5,000 pieces of domestic and international paintings, prints, sculpture, photographs from the 20th century and after are in the collection. 50 -100 pieces are always on display, varying in each season. Planned exhibit to introduce artists in action, and special exhibits to show modern art are held 6-7 times a year. Complete with unique gallery talk and lecture, nursery (for a fee, reservation required).
Regular exhibit, Adults ￥420 University student ￥130 Senior high school student ￥70, Free for junior high school student and under, over 65 years old, person with mental or physical disabilities and one accompanying person. TBA for special exhibit, joint organized exhibit, etc.