The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (MOMAK) was opened to the public on October 26, 1986 with a total floor area of 9,761.99㎡ and an exhibition area of 2,604.94㎡.
MOMAK is a national institution devoted to the collection and preservation of artworks and related reference materials of the twentieth century in Japan and other parts of the world. Particular emphasis is placed on artists or artistic movements in Kyoto and the Kansai area (the western region of Japan), such as Japanese-style paintings of the Kyoto School, with an overview of the mainstreams of Japanese modern art and craft movements as well as works from all over the world covering every genre of the crafts.
The Collection Gallery is comprised special themed sub-exhibitions that are synchronized with concurrent exhibitions or presents the Museum's research results. It also acts as a site for workshops and other educational programs organized by the Museum.