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OSAKA

“Nakanoshima Collections: Osaka City Museum of Modern Art & The National Museum of Art, Osaka”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, OSAKA

by Tomoko Hori

Staff Writer

Osaka City is in the process of building a new modern art museum — to be unveiled in 2017 — in Nakanoshima 4-chome, the same area as the National Museum of Art, Osaka. The two museums will face each other, giving them the opportunity to organize joint exhibitions and art events.

This exhibition explores the possibilities of such collaborations by showcasing some of the best works from the National Museum of Art, Osaka and a selection from those being collected for the new modern art museum.

Pieces displayed include paintings by leading 20th-century painters such as Picasso, Modigliani and Magritte, and American postwar works by Andy Warhol and Frank Stella; till Dec. 11.

The National Museum of Art, Osaka; (06) 6447-4680; 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka; 5-min. walk from Watanabebashi Station (Exit 2), Keihan Nakanoshima Line, or 10-min. walk from Higobashi Station (Exit 3), Yotsubashi Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri., till 7 p.m.) ¥420. Closed Mon. www.nmao.go.jp.