The Museum opened in a corner of Meguro Citizens Center which is located in verdurous part of Tokyo in November, 1987. The Meguro Museum of Art, aims to become an integral part of the community to provide people with a space where they can enjoy works of arts. Tokyo boasts of having many museums, great and small. We may be a small one in size but we certainly are "a window" open to the limitless universe of imagination and sensibility.
We exhibit the works of Japanese modern and contemporary artists as well as the works of artists of other countries, which will show us a variety of artistic expressions on an international scale. We are proud of introducing our workshop activities which are intended to unite exhibitions and communications by paying attention to "beauty" in our life and to materials and techniques of works of art. We also take pride in having the Citizen's Gallery which may be rented by the citizens.
|1981 January||「目黒区が建設する美術博物館の基本構想のあり方について」 答申|
|1984 February||目黒区美術館(仮称) 基本構想策定
|1984 October||目黒区美術館(仮称) 基本設計策定|
|1985 March||目黒区美術館(仮称) 実施設計策定|
|1985 December||目黒区美術館(仮称) 新築工事着工|
|1987 October||Meguro Foundation of Art and Culture is established to operate the museum.|
|1987 November 15||Meguro Museum of Art,Tokyo opens.|
|2006 April||Meguro Foundation of Art and Culture is entrusted with management for three years.|
|2009 April||Meguro Foundation of Art and Culture is entrusted with management for five years.|
|2011 April||Meguro Foundation of Art and Culture becomes a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation.|
|2014 April||Meguro Foundation of Art and Culture is entrusted with management for five years.|
|2019 April||Meguro Foundation of Art and Culture is entrusted with management for five years.|
The museum has three stories above ground and one below and is very functional in its compact structure. From the entrance hall to the exhibition area, each room is joined so naturally that visitors' so called "visual rhythm" is fully protected. The workshop room, which has a variety of functions, is located next to the entrance hall and the spacious Citizen's Gallery is situated in another building.
|Total floor space||4059.21m²
|Architect / Direction||Nihon Sekkei|
|設計協力||GK Sekkei, Super Potato|
|Construction Building||Takenaka Tokyo Main Office
|HVAC system||Asahi Kogyosha|
|Hygiene system||Adachi Kogyo Tokyo Branch|
|Electrical system||Chudenko Tokyo Branch|