Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

The Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts was established in May, 1936 for the purpose of providing opportunities for the citizens of Osaka to get in touch with an excellent art culture to enrich their lifestyle, supporting artists and benefitting the promotion of the culture in Osaka.
The museum is located in the area of Tennōji Park, on the site where the mansion of Sumitomo family was once and was donated to the city of Osaka along with its garden (Keitaku-en) as land designated for building an art museum.
The museum consists of the main building which was built at the time of the grand opening and the underground gallery rooms which were annexed in front of the main entrance in 1992. There are 3 floors and 2 underground levels, and the galleries of the main building host special exhibitions and permanent collections.
The regular exhibition displays the selected pieces from the permanent collection of over 8,400 pieces of Japanese and Chinese paintings, sculptures and craft works which have been acquired by donations and purchases, alongside the deposited works to the museum by other organizations such as temples and shrines. They include many works designated as National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties. The galleries on the underground level provide a space for various art organizations to organize their own exhibitions.
On the basement of the main building there is an art research institute attached to the museum, which conducts practices and research of drawing, painting and sculpturing.

Collection Areas

General Information

1-82 Chausuyama-cho,
Tennoji Ward, Osaka, 543-0063
Japan
Phone: (+81) 6-6771-4874

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

Related Exhibitions

Ukiyo-e Prints from the Mary Ainsworth Collection

Ukiyo-e Prints from the Mary Ainsworth Collection

August 10, 2019 to September 29, 2019

Buddhist Sculpture from China to Japan

Buddhist Sculpture from China to Japan

October 12, 2019 to December 8, 2019