Art & Design
The grid-like building of the Saitama Museum of Modern Art, also known as MOMAS, sits among the lush greenery of Kita-Urawa Park. The museum was designed not only to exhibit art but also to promote artistic activity among the citizens of Saitama and create a space for them to do so.
The collection contains works by Picasso, Gauguin, Monet as well giants of Japanese contemporary art
Kita-Urawa Park contains sculptures and a musical fountain
The museum is easily accessible by rail.
From Tokyo, get to JR Kita-Urawa Station by the Keihin-Tohoku line (35 mins). Get out the west exist and walk for 3 mins to the museum.
The museum focuses on displaying works of art by modern Western and Japanese artists. Art on display includes everything from Picasso, Renault, and Chagall, to the work of local artists. In addition to the regular exhibits, the museum also has special exhibits based on unique themes. The museum itself is a work of art. It is a unique building with many open spaces and areas of natural lighting.
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.