Art Curator Japan

(静岡県立美術館) Location: Shizuoka Web: spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/en/guide/ Founded in 1986, the 9,238.51m2 museum is located on a hill on the northern side of the Nihondaira plateau in the southern part of the city. The 3,024.36m2 domed Rodin wing houses a collection of thirty-two sculptures by French artist Auguste Rodin, including The Thinker, TheContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(福井県立美術館) Location: Fukui Website Our collection consists primarily of artworks related to Fukui, including India ink drawings by artists of the Echizen-Soga School and innovative paintings by Matabei Iwasa (1578-1650). The core of the collection comprises of modern Japanese-style paintings by artists who belonged to first Nihonbijutsuin―avant- garde Japanese-style paintings group founded byContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(金沢21世紀美術館) Location: Kanazawa Web: www.kanazawa21.jp/en/ The collection of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa is focused on works produced since 1980 that “propose new values”. Artists in the collection are encouraged to produce site-specific installations that become “closely associated with the Kanazawa area”. Artists in the permanent collection include;Continue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(富山県美術館) Location: Toyama Web: tad-toyama.jp/en/ TAD is offering ambitious presentation of arts from the beginning of 20th century up to the present time, standing on the three viewpoints from the world, from Japan and from Toyama. (富山水墨美術館) Location: Toyama Web: www.pref.toyama.jp/branches/3044/en.htm The Suiboku Museum, Toyama was opened in 1999, with a primaryContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(松本市美術館) Location: Matsumoto Web: matsumoto-artmuse.jp/en/ Matsumoto Museum of Art’s most popular attraction is their permanent Yayoi Kusama works. Kusama was born in Matsumoto. Many other works of Japanese artists who have either come from Matsumoto City or been inspired by its surroundings, including the landscapes of Kazuo Tamura and the calligraphy ofContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(山梨県立美術館) Location: Kofu Web: www.art-museum.pref.yamanashi.jp/english/ Starting with the first acquisition, Jean-François Millet’s The Sower, the museum has expanded its collection including other works by Millet, other Barbizon School artists and major European landscape artists. The museum has thus come to be known as the “museum of Millet”. Furthermore, it has richContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(新潟県立万代島美術館) Location: Niigata Web: banbi.pref.niigata.lg.jp/english/ The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum opened in July of 2003 as a branch of the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art. The museum’s mission is as follows: to collect contemporary art works, especially those dating from 1945 onwards; to actively introduce not only Western art butContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(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,Continue Reading