Attraction Japan 〒220-0012 Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi, Nishi-ku, Minatomirai, 3 Chome−4−1 Published on: 27-02-2016
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Why Yokohama Museum of Art is special ?
Yokohama Museum Of Art features the work of artists which is associated with Yokohama, surrealist works, and a vast photography collection. Holds a diverse collection of art, mainly from the late 19th century and later including works by Dali, Magritte, Milo, Picasso, Cezanne and artists with strong ties to Yokohama from the end of the Edo/Meiji periods onward. It also has an extensive collection of photographs since Yokohama is one of the places in Japan where photography was first introduced. “Yokohama Museum of Art Collection Exhibit”, which exhibits museum’s collections is held about three times a year. Themed exhibits are held about four times a year. The museum building was designed by Kenzo Tange. The museum also includes the “Citizens’ and Children’s Workshops” and the “Art Information and Media Center” that provides art-related books, videos and information. *A cafe and a restaurant are also available.
What to explore at Yokohama Museum of Art?
Located in the international seaport city of Yokohama, the museum focuses on collecting and showing modern and contemporary art created since the late 19th century, when the port of Yokohama opened, alongside many special exhibitions. The Museum has seven galleries; three for displaying works from the permanent collection, one for photography, and three for special exhibitions (four per year). The museum focuses on contemporary art as well as Yokohama itself, the city, its role as a port, and its artists.
How to get to Yokohama Museum of Art?
Closest Station: JR Keihin Tohoku Negishi Line, Sakuragicho Station; Minatomirai Line, Minatomirai Station
- Yokohama triennale exibition
- Enjoyable Afternoon Visit
- Nice display
- Mix of Japanese and western art
- Nice gift shop
Japan 〒220-0012 Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi, Nishi-ku, Minatomirai, 3 Chome−4−1
Tips for you
Some attractions get lost in the shuffle. Compared to the more talked-about attractions in the Tokyo/Yokohama area such as the Tokyo National Museum and Edo Tokyo Museum, the Yokohama Museum of Art does not get as much publicity. However, this museum promises some very some very pleasing and interesting contemplation. The displays of Japanese art from the 19th and 20th centuries is mixed with a splash of Western art. The Yoshitomo Nara exhibit is one of the major highlights and does not disappoint. The museum takes 2 - 4 hours to walk depending on the individual person. This is worth a visit if you are in Yokohama.
Enjoyed the Pushkin exhibit. Felt like I was in Paris. Still very crowded on a Monday.