The route through the museum follows the chronological and creative criteria of art as well as the conceptual and distributive criteria of architecture, nourished by the thousand-year-old tradition of Japanese gardens. Light seems to animate the moulded material, so that sculptures and landscape accompany visitors on their way.
To achieve this effect, Munemoto has provided a mechanism for lighting from above, interrupting the half-darkness in which the architect has cast the indoor spaces, closed-in and darkened by the bare cement.
The works contained inside the building include three gigantic installations which form a "continuum" with the surrounding space. The first of these is "La scala del cielo", formed of two parts, one underground and one emerging above; then there is "L'uomo nel canneto", a work depicting a filiform man who has just come out of a cane thicket and is struck by what he sees around him.