About the Exhibition

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, presents "The Window: A Journey of Art and Architecture through Windows" from Nov 1st, 2019 to Feb 2nd, 2020. Windows are all too familiar to everyone. They let light and wind in the room while protecting us from coldness and heat. Through them, we can have a fresh view of the outside world while indoors.


This exhibition, organized jointly with the Window Research Institute that advocate “window-ology,” focuses on windows from various viewpoints. In addition to Henri Matisse’s paintings and cutting-edge contemporary art, the contents will include non-art topics such as the global history of windows. The galleries will showcase cross-genre exhibits, including scenes by window loved and painted by artists, and useful tips about windows.This exhibition offers an experience that enables us to see familiar windows differently after we leave the galleries.

List of Exhibits

Paul Klee, Nam June Paik, Hans Richter, Marcel Duchamp, Josef Albers, Henri Matisse, Gerhard Richter, Wolfgang Tillmans, John Hejduk, Pierre Bonnard, Roy Lichtenstein, J.J.P. Oud, Le Corbusier, Louis I. Kahn, Sou Fujimoto, Peter Eisenman, and more.

Event Info

TitleThe Window: A Journey of Art and Architecture through Windows
VenueThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
LocationArt Museum Special Exhibition Gallery 1st floor
DateNovember 1, 2019 - February 2, 2020
Time10:00-17:00 ( Fridays and Saturdays open until 20:00 ) *Last admission : 30 minutes before closing.
ClosedMondays (except November 4, 2019 and January 13, 2020); November 5, 2019; December 28, 2019 – January 1, 2020; and January 14, 2020
AdmissonAdults: ¥1,200
College Students: ¥700