Art & Design
Saitama Museum of Modern Art 埼玉県立近代美術館
A modern art museum for the people
The grid-like building of the Saitama Museum of Modern Art, also known as MOMAS, sits among the lush greenery of Kita-Urawa Park. Designed not only to exhibit art, but to promote artistic activity among the citizens of Saitama, the museum is a fantastic space to enjoy and be inspired by.
How to Get There
The museum is easily accessible by train.
From Tokyo, get to JR Kita-Urawa Station by the Keihin-Tohoku line, about 35 minutes. Leave via the west exit and walk for three minutes to the museum.
The collection contains works by Picasso, Gauguin, and Monet, as well as giants of Japanese contemporary art
Kita-Urawa Park contains sculptures and a musical fountain
Modern art, modern space
The museum focuses on displaying works of art by modern Western and Japanese artists. The artwork on display includes everything from Picasso, Renault, and Chagall, to the work of local artists. In addition to the regular exhibits, the museum has special exhibitions based on unique themes. The museum itself is a work of art. Walk through and appreciate the unique building with many open spaces and areas of natural lighting.
Made for everyone
MOMAS hosts a variety of activities for the community. It has children's programs and exhibitions of the work of local citizens. There are also lectures, workshops, and concerts that are open to the public.
Entry is just 200 yen for adults and 100 yen for kids. There are additional charges for special exhibits.