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A Guide to Gunma Museums

The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma

(群馬県立近代美術館)

Location: Takasaki

Web: mmag.pref.gunma.jp/english/index.htm

The museum has a group of works by artists born in Gunma, including Fukuzawa Ichiro, Yamaguchi Kaoru, and Tsuruoka Masao and the Koho-an Inoue Collection, made up of classic Japanese and Chinese art. It also contains a wide range of modern Japanese and modern Western art, contemporary art, textile.

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Okawa Museum of Art

(大川美術館)

Location: Kiryu

Web: okawamuseum.jp

The museum has eighty works by Shunsuke Matsumoto and Hideo Noda; there are many works by other artists associated with these two. The gallery also has a hundred sketches by Takeji Fujishima and two hundred drawings by Toshi Shimizu.

Hara Museum Arc

(ハラミュージアムアーク)

Location: Shibukawa

Web: www.haramuseum.or.jp/en/arc/

Permanent installations at Hara Museum ARC take full advantage of its expansive grounds and lush greenery. These include works by Andy Warhol, Olafur Eliasson, Jean-Michel Othoniel and others. Together with the museum buildings, whose design by Arata Isozaki itself may be considered works of art, these various installations form a landscape dotted with artworks. Displayed within the museum on an indefinite basis are also large-scale installations by Yayoi Kusama and Tabaimo.

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