The National Museum of Western Art is the famed architect's only built project in the far east. It remains open today and houses the work of significant western artists including Rodin, Manet, Picasso and Pollock. The Museum is located in the museum and zoo complex in Ueno Park in Taito, central Tokyo.
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (1887 – 1965), known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.
In 2016 UNESCO added the building to its list of significant architectural and historical sites, along with 16 other Le Corbusier projects.