Museum of Contemporary Art (MOT)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo was opened in 1995 and is the first public contemporary art museum in Tokyo.

The permanent collection has around 4,000 works, with about 100 works displayed on a rotating basis. It includes works by Andy Warhol (including his Marilyn Monroe (1967)), Roy Lichtenstein (including his Girl with Hair Ribbon (1965)), David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Julian Schnabel, Frank Stella, and Sandro Chia. It also has special exhibitions regularly changed from time to time. Recent displays include a short story painted in the entryway by Slam Dunk and Vagabond mangaka Inoue Takehiko and an exhibit dedicated to the latest Ghibli film project. Many of the exhibits are interactive, allowing visitors to sit, lie down, and get close to various works of art.

In addition, the Museum  has a museum shop, an art library, an art information gallery, an observation deck and other facilities. If you want to cultivate your mind, this is a stop you won’t want to miss.