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Summer Night Museum

Summer vacation is about to get a lot more interesting! Six Tokyo museums will introduce “Summer Night Museum” - a program that sees opening hours extended to 9p.m. on weekends from July20 to August 26. Summer Night Museum visitors can also enjoy discounts on entry, events such as mini concerts and informative talks, and special offers at museum restaurants. Summer Night Museum allows visitors to experience exhibits at their leisure, making it the perfect program for those wishing to enjoy summer’s evenings after work, school or a day’s sightseeing.

  • ○Opening hours extended until 9 p.m. on weekends(until 8 p.m. for "Alberto Giacometti"exhibition at The National Art Center Tokyo).
  • ○Entry discounts (discounts for general visitors and students)*.
  • ○Various events that make it even more fun to visit museums at night.
    *Some exhibitions may be exempt from discount.

【Participating Venues】

Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum
Opening hours extended until 9 p.m. (July 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25).
Special Exhibition 2017 NHK Historical Drama "Naotora: The Lady Warlord" Special Exhibition "Sengoku! From Ii Naotora to Naomasa" Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum
Feature Exhibitions Exhibition of Excavations in the Japanese Archipelago2017
An Invitation to the House of Tokugawa
Events Friday Night Talks, Edohaku-Yose “Vaudeville Theaters of Edo-Tokyo Museum”,
Talk Session with Seiko Ito
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Opening hours extended until 9 p.m. (July 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25).
Special Exhibition Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Thematic Exhibition Hiroshi Sugito module or lacuna
Events Evening Lectures, Gallery Talks, Mini Concerts, Twilight Architecture Tour, Heaven Artist Performances
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Opening hours extended until 9 p.m. (July 20, 21, 27, 28; August3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25).
Exhibitions TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei Part 2 Communication and Solitude Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
ARAKI Nobuyoshi: Sentimental Journey 1971-2017-
Japanese Expanded Cinema Revisited
World Press Photo 2017
Events Gallery Talk, Mini concert
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Opening hours extended until 9 p.m. (July 21, 22, 28, 29; August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26).
Exhibitions The Japanese House : Architecture and Life after 1945 The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
MOMAT Collection
Events Friday Night Talks, Curator Talks, Craft Beer Bar
The National Museum of Western Art
Opening hours extended until 9 p.m. (July 21, 22, 28, 29; August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26).
Special Exhibition Arcimboldo: Nature into Art The National Museum of Western Art
Permanent Exhibition Permanent Collection
Fun with Collection Le Corbusier’s Artistic Space –His Thought Processes as Seen in the NMWA Plans
Events Slide Talks, Friday Night Talks, Mini Concerts
The National Art Center, Tokyo
Opening hours extended until 9 p.m. (July 21, 22, 28, 29; August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26).
Special Exhibitions Alberto Giacometti
Collection Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght
(Open until 8p.m.)
The National Art Center, Tokyo
SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now
Events Lectures

Please note all talks and live performances are delivered in Japanese.

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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum will also be open to the public until 8:30 p.m. on the weekend of August 5–6. There, visitors can experience special events in the East zone, where a number of shops have been relocated from downtown, including Bon Odori dances and other demonstrations of how Japan spends the summer nights. The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum
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