Takamatsu Art Museum opened as the Takamatsu City Museum of Art in 1949, the first local public are museum in Japan. Today, it proudly displays one of the best collections of contemporary art in the country. This volume highlights a selection of more than 100 artworks from this internationally acclaimed collection. Richly illustrated and with detailed descriptions, including essays by various authors and critics, the book presents a concise overview of the different currents of Japanese art, from immediately following World War II until the present moment. Among the featured artists are names like Yoshitomo Nara, Yayoi Kusama, Masuo Ikeda, Atsuko Tanaka, and more.