Bird Stone
Date unknown
Collection: Ahrenberg Collection, Switzerland

Admission & Access

Open Hours

10:00-22:00 (Tuesdays: 10:00-17:00)
* April 25 [Sat] open until 6:00 the following morning due to "Roppongi Art Night 2015."
* Tuesday of 5/5 open until 22:00
* Admission until 30 minutes before closing.
* Open everyday.


Adult: ¥1,800, University / Highschool student: ¥1,200, Child (4 years to Junior highschool student): ¥600, Senior (Age 65 & over): ¥1,500
* All prices include tax.
* Ticket also valid for Tokyo City View observation deck from April 29.
* Additional entrance fee to the Sky Deck is required.

Advance Ticket Sales

Adult: ¥1,500
* Price includes tax.
Advance ticket sales period: thru Sunday, July 5, 2015
Advance Tickets available through: Ticket Pia [P-code: 766-681] (* In Japanese-language only)

Access (to Roppongi Hills)

Venue: Mori Art Museum, 53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

  • 0 mins walk from Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (Roppongi Hills exit)
  • 4 mins walk from Roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo Line
  • 5 mins walk from Azabu-Juban Station on the Toei Oedo Line

* For more details see the Roppongi Hills website.


Tel: +81(0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)


Notice about the Cancellation of Exhibit

Exhibit of the following artworks that are included in the "Simple Forms" Artist List / List of Works is cancelled. We appreciate your understanding. Thank you.

Section 3
Susanna Fritscher
Collection of the artist

Section 9
Patrick Neu
Chinese ink
φ9.9 cm
Collection of the artist

Exhibition Catalogue

Essays by:  Pierre-Alexis Dumas (President, Fondation d’entreprise Hermes)
Jean de Loisy (President, Palais de Tokyo / “Simple Forms” Co-curator)

Size: A4 variation (28.2×21cm)
Number of Pages: 208
Languages: Japanese-English bilingual
Price: 2,700 yen (incl. tax)
Edited and Published by: Mori Art Museum / Heibonsha Ltd., Publishers
Date of Issue: April 25, 2015

Inquiries: Mori Art Museum Shop
Tel: +81(0)3-6406-6118

List of Exhibited Works

Please download the list of exhibited works of "Simple Forms." (PDF/405KB)

Enjoy the exhibition with free Audio Guide

Free audio guide devices (Japanese / English) are available for the visitors to the Museum.
The guide will introduce the main pieces exhibited in the exhibition.

Audio guide is available at the counter of the museum entrance. In addition, you can listen to the audio guide on the Mori Art Museum website.

Original Goods and Merchandise

Limited-edition items and specially designed stationery items are available only at the Museum Shop.
On the occasion of Spring reopening, a suite of new Mori Art Museum original goods is also introduced.

"Simple Forms" Memo Pads

3 variations (Henri Matisse Forms from "Jazz" 9, Albrecht Dürer Melencolia I, Constantin Brancusi Bird in Space)
Price: ¥820 each (incl. tax)

"Simple Forms" Postcards

10 variations (Wolfgang Tillmans, Constantin Brancusi, Henri Matiss, Carsten Nicolai, Albrecht Dürer, Sugimoto Hiroshi, Xavier Veilhan, Enkū, Sengai, Lucio Fontana)
Price: ¥162 each (incl. tax)

"Little Sun"

A high-quality solar LED lamp, developed by the artist Olafur Eliasson who participates in the "Simple Forms" exhibition.
Price: ¥4,104 (incl. tax)

Mori Art Museum Original Tote

Price: ¥2,376 (incl. tax)

Mori Art Museum Original Mug

Price: ¥1,296 (incl. tax)

Mori Art Museum Original LAMY Ball-point Pen

Price: ¥2,700 (incl. tax)

Mori Art Museum Shop (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Inquiries: Mori Arts Center Museum Shop
Tel: +81(0)3-6406-6118

Related Exhibition “Listening to the Lines”

To coincide with “Simple Forms,” “Listening to the Lines,” a group exhibition to contemplate simple “lines” will be staged at Ginza Maison Hermès Le Forum. “Listening to the Lines” will showcase works focusing on lines found in the natural world – wellspring of human imagination – and places where lines emerge.

Exhibition period: Friday, April 24 – Sunday, July 5, 2015
Venue: Ginza Maison Hermès Le Forum, Tokyo
Organizer: Fondation d'entreprise Hermès

Details: here

Notice About The Exhibits

There will be the following changes of exhibits.

  • Chōjirō, Makomo, Collection of Fujita Museum, Osaka (Exhibition period: April 25 - May 19)
  • Chōjirō, Tayūguro, Collection of Kitamura Museum, Kyoto (Exhibition period: May 20 - July 5)
  • Sesshū, Dialogue between a Fisherman and a Woodcutter, Collection of Sen-oku Hakuko Kan, Kyoto (Exhibition period: April 25 - June 2)
  • Ike no Taiga, Moon and Plum Blossoms, Collection of Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives (Exhibition period: June 3 - July 5)
  • Sengai, Circle (Ensō), Ishimura Collection, Fukuoka Art Museum (Exhibition period: April 25 - June 2)
  • Sengai, Circle (Ensō), Collection of School of Letters, Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Exhibition period: June 3 - July 5)
  • Nigatsudō rengyōshū-ban (“lacquerware tray”), Private collection (Exhibition period: April 25 - June 2)
  • Set of five oshiki-type trays, Private Collection (Exhibition period: June 3 - July 5)

"International Museum Day" Admission Fee Discount

May 18 is the "International Museum Day."
To offer various people opportunities to enjoy visiting museums and to learn more about the role of the museums,
ICOM (International Council of Museums) has organized International Museum Day since 1977.
Each year, events and activities are planned worldwide to celebrate the day.

On this occasion, Mori Art Museum will offer a discount of admission.
Why not visit us on this special day, May 18!

Date:  Monday, May 18, 2015 only
Discount:  Admission fee of Adult is discounted from 1,800 yen to 1,500 yen.
* Applied to "Adult" admission only.
* The discount is not available in combination with other discounts.


Roppongi Hills Parking Campaign

Roppongi Hills Parking is going on a Campaign!
Free 30-minute Service Ticket / Tokyo City View Discount Ticket is given out to the drivers.
If you are planning on driving to the Mori Art Museum by car, don't miss it by any means!

"Roppongi Hills Parking Campaign" : * Campaign is closed.

[Campaign #1] Saturday, April 25 – Sunday, May 10, 2015
Giveaway: Free 30-minute Service Ticket

[Campaign #2] Weekdays during Monday, May 11 – Friday, June 26, 2015
Giveaway: Weekday-Only "Tokyo City View" Discount Ticket
* The discount is also applicable to the Mori Art Museum admission.

[Campaign #3] Saturdays and Sundays during Saturday, May 16 – Sunday, June 28, 2015.
Giveaway: Saturday-and-Sunday-Only, Free 30-minute Service Ticket

Inquiries: Roppongi Parking TEL +81-(0)3-6406-6678

Roppongi Art Night 2015

Roppongi Art Night is a one-night, all-night, festival of art staged throughout the streets of Roppongi. The extravaganza spans the whole of the Roppongi district, centered on its art museums and other cultural institutions, large-scale building complexes and shopping centers, and features a range of events from art exhibits, music and performances to public discussions. During Art Night, the art museums stay open late and offer discounted admissions, and local shops and restaurants offer various special services.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00 - Sunday, April 26, 2015, 18:00
* Core Time 18:22 sunset - 4:56 sunrise

Details: here

Opening Hour Extension
Mori Art Museum will be open until 6:00 the following morning on Saturday, April 25.

Notice about the Audio Guide on Saturday, April 25

On the day of "Roppongi Art Night," audio guide will be available as follows:

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 10:00 - 21:15

Thank you for your understanding.

Special Programs
"Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty" exhibition-related events Talk Session and Artists' Talk will be held during the Roppongi Art Night 2015.

Grand Hyatt Tokyo Collaboration

Stay Plan "Golden Week Getaway"

Grand Hyatt Tokyo offers a special stay plan during "Golden Week" with a special 20% off regular price. This accommodation plan includes exhibition tickets to "Simple Forms" and a bottle of red wine, for a fun stay at Roppongi Hills during the "Golden Week" holidays.

Date: Saturday, April 25 - Sunday, May 10, 2015
Benefits: "Simple Forms" exhibition ticket (1 ticket per person per stay), a bottle of red wine (1 bottle per room per stay)
Inquiries: Grand Hyatt Tokyo Reservations at 03-4333-8800
Details: here

Notice Regarding Photography in the Galleries

Photography is only permitted for Olafur Eliasson Round rainbow, Ohmaki Shinji Liminal Air Space-Time, Anthony McCall Line Describing a Cone 2.0 during the "Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty" exhibition under the following conditions.

Permitted Photography:  Olafur Eliasson Round rainbow
Ohmaki Shinji Liminal Air Space-Time
Anthony McCall Line Describing a Cone 2.0

When taking permitted photographs:

Do not touch the works of art.
Do not interfere with other visitors' enjoyment of the museum.
Do not use flash lighting.
Do not use tripods.
Do not film the art works.

When using photographs taken of the exhibition:

  • Photographs may be used for non-commercial purposes only. Photographs may NOT be used for commercial purposes.
  • Photographs may NOT be altered in any way.
  • The conditions above are licensed under the Creative Commons License. When uploading photographs for blogs or any other photo-sharing services, please make sure to display the below marks and phrases with the photograph.


Artist’s name and work title: Olafur Eliasson Round rainbow
This photograph is licensed under "Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivative Works 2.1 Japan."

For details about the Creative Commons License and marks, please see the Creative Commons Japan website.

* If photographs that include other museum visitors are made public, they may infringe on that person's right of portrait.