A Brilliant Tokyo Museum Museum (With No Art Of Its Own)

The $289 million National Art Center is a looker. “If the museum looks like a lavish white elephant — another state building project planned in the dark days of the recession to help revive the economy — don’t be fooled. A savvy exhibition strategy, an innovative facility and enjoyable attractions may delight rather than drain the nation’s taxpayers, creating a new Mecca for Tokyo’s avid museum-goers.”