Suntory Museum
Museum type :
Art and Civilization Museum

Established in :
November 3,1994

Holidays :
Wednesday

Visiting Hours :
10:00 to 20:00

Contact No :
+81 (0)6 6313 0501

Location :
Osaka , Japan

Display Objects :

This cultural complex features a Gallery for exhibitions and an IMAX Theater with a gigantic 3-D screen, incorporated with a Museum Shop, cafe, and lounge. Its unique architectural concept with a drum in the shape of an inverted cone embracing a sphere and two rectangular parallelepipeds stretching outward to the sea was designed by Osaka's own internationally-renowned architect Tadao Ando. The Gallery, which aims to showcase arts and designs in "easy-to-understand and enjoyable" exhibitions, owns a well-balanced collection of over 15,000 poster masterpieces by artists, such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Mucha, and Cassandre.




Description :

Suntory Museum was founded on November 3, 1994, as part of Suntory's 90th anniversary commemorative project, in Tempozan Harbor Village, Osaka, where Suntory began. Its unique architectural concept with a drum in the shape of an inverted cone embracing a sphere and two rectangular parallelepipeds stretching outward to the sea was designed by Osaka's own internationally-renowned architect Tadao Ando. The Gallery, which aims to showcase arts and designs in "easy-to-understand and enjoyable" exhibitions, owns a well-balanced collection of over 15,000 poster masterpieces by artists, such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Mucha, and Cassandre. Suntory Museum also utilizes a solar-power system, as part of the 1993 field test project by the New Energy Development Organization.