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“Nice museum in an interesting location”

Municipal Museum of Fine Art
Ranked #115 of 1,302 things to do in Osaka
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Surrounded by a park, zoo, temple and burial grounds, it is easy to spend the better part of a day exploring this part of Osaka. When I was there, there was a special exhibit on carved wooden statues from the Heien and Kamakura periods. It was very well attended and exhibited. Unfortunately, signage was only in Japanese, except for the title and period so you could not really learn about the pieces - similarly, in the permanent collection, there was very little info in English. Half of the permanent rooms were not open.

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Located in Tennoji Park, it's a great place to stop by if you're in the area, or on a rainy day. Check to see what is currently on display before you go - both from the permanent collection and visiting exhibition. The entry fee is higher if you want to see both. The lacquer-ware currently on display is quite impressive. Allow about an hour to view the pieces from the permanent collection.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I was delighted to learn that the Osaka city museum was exhibiting pieces from Vincent van Gogh. When I arrived the museum I was greeted with a sizable exhibit of all the famous collection from City of Detroit. It felt like walking into a time capsule where all the work of art from early impressionism to cubism are in one place. What I liked the most is a little resting place where one can preview the books the museum has on sale. Many art related books are also available for people to browse.Unfortunately, the museum don't seem to have regular exhibits, which I find odd. The museum ground is well maintained but many parts are still in construction. Hopefully, I will see more of a complete picture of the museum next time in Osaka.

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I went to the museum for the exhibition of Detroit Museum. The exhibition was fantastic, but there are many visitors despite a bad weather. The museum itself is not bad. However, it needs maybe a renovation.

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

We visited this museum as part of having free entry with our Grutto passes. The works in display were varied - ceramics, calligraphy, oriental images, paintings, and statues - most of which was Japanese. The painting hall was European and was the poorest hall there.
Much of the museum still seemed to be sealed off so not sure of the current works are to be expanded. There wasn't a guide but the labels were also in English which have some information.
Photography is not permitted.
Fairly quiet here but this enabled us to enjoy the works in a relaxed atmosphere.

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