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Yokohama Museum of Art
Written by KALONSNET Editor   
Published: May 09 2009

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Yokohama Museum of Art was opened in November, 1989. The building is especially impressive because of its sense of space provided by the open ceiling designed by Kenzo Tange. It has collected art works since the latter half of the 19th century, including works by Dali, Magritte, Milo, Picasso, and Cezanne, and has also collected many works by artists with a strong connection with Yokohama City since the end of the shogunate and the Meiji era. Moreover, it is known for the high quality and the size of its photograph collection, which is also proven by the fact that Yokohama City has an important historical association with the development of photography in Japan. Yokohama Museum of Art holds the "Yokohama Museum of Art collection exhibition" to introduce these collections about three times a year, along with a special exhibition and related events four times a year. These cover a wide range of content from Western art to Japanese style painting, prints, photography, image work, and contemporary art. Since an integrated approach of "viewing ", "creating", and "learning" is a basic policy of the establishment, Yokohama Museum of Art does not concentrate solely on "viewing" through the activities of collection and exhibition. It also offers a "creating" place where workshops are run by "Citizens' Workshop" and a "Children's Workshop" as a place to experience creation. It is also a base for art activities through its popular "Art Information Center" which serves as a "learning" place where various art books and video works are available to the public.

Address: 3-4-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Telephone: +81-(0)45-221-0300
Open: 10:00 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:30), closed on Thursday
Website: http://www.yaf.or.jp/yma/

Last Updated on August 25 2018

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