The Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts was opened in Tennoji Park in 1936. It stands on the former site of the Sumitomo family estate, which was donated to Osaka City for the express purpose of providing land for the museum. The original main building rises 3 stories above ground and newly-added exhibition rooms fill 2 stories below ground. The main building hosts both special and permanent exhibitions. The museum houses over 8,000 pieces, including paintings, sculptures, and crafts produced in China and Japan, and pieces donated by temples and shrines. Some of these are designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Assets. A wide variety of exhibitions are hosted by art associations in the museum’s underground exhibition rooms. Practical research on sketching, painting, and sculpture is carried out in the Art Research Center located in the basement of the main building. The museum also offers seminars on art history, gallery talks, and classes for elementary and junior high school students given by professional artists.
Inside Tennoji Park, 1-82 Chausuyama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka, Japan 543-0063
5 minutes by foot from Tennoji Station of JR Line, Osaka Municipal Midosuji&Tanimachi Lines