Many artists' studios are located in Setagaya. The Setagaya Art Museum also encompasses three annexes, each with its own distinctive characteristics, that are devoted to artists with links to the local area. For information on the exhibitions scheduled for the year ahead in each facility, please refer to the Annex Exhibition Schedule.
After the painter Mukai Junkichi's (1901-1995) remodeled his beloved studio-cum-residence into a museum, the artist donated some 660 of his oil paintings and drawings to Setagaya Ward. The building was opened as a museum annex in July 1993. Visitors can retrace the steps of the artist who depicted residential landscapes while gazing at the lush garden overgrown with a variety of vegetation.
Mukai Junkichi Annex
Address: 2-5-1 Tsurumaki, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154-0016
Kiyokawa Taiji (1919-2000) developed a unique world of abstract painting as well as creating three-dimensional works and designs. After his studio-cum-residence was partially renovated, the building was opened as a museum annex in November 2003. Kiyokawa's works are presented here in collection exhibitions approximately three times a year. The facility also houses a gallery where residents of Setagaya Ward can display their own artistic endeavors.
Taiji Kiyokawa Memorial Gallery
Address: 2-22-17 Seijo, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-0066
This museum was built by Setagaya Ward and opened as an annex of the Setagaya Art Museum in April 2004. The Western-style painter Miyamoto Saburo's (1905-1974) was based in the area for many years. In addition to examining Miyamoto's career from a variety of perspectives in collection exhibitions that are held approximately three times a year in the gallery, lectures, workshops, concerts, and other events are presented in the auditorium.
Miyamoto Saburo Memorial Museum
Address: 5-38-13 Okusawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0083