The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art4.8
The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, located near the famous Kenrokuen garden, is attracting visitors with its distinctive architectural design. The circular building of 113m in diameter is surrounded by three streets and entered from four directions, without a facade or main gate. The overall use of glass walls provides transparency and openness, and there are many public spaces such as a library and lecture rooms, making the site a new 'town square'.
In the public spaces are some permanent installations such as Leandro Erlich's "Swimming Pool", which looks like a real pool with people apparently walking underwater. Temporary exhibitions showcase leading contemporary artists from Japan and abroad in innovative installations. Museum admission is free, but special exhibitions are ticketed.
Purposeshould go,easily accessible,elderly,experience,women,family,men,art,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Komatsu Airport (about 28.1km) Google Transit
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5.02 months ago
Great contemporanean art museum! Some part is free and you must pay for visiting other parts (as temporal exhibitions). The pool installation is very good. It is also interesting the library. Both free. There are other museums near.
3.04 months ago
A few very nice exhibits, but not a lot here. Probably a very good place for families with children. A few exhibits they can play in outside, and a very large creative area for children inside. The popular swimming pool exhibit was very cool. The gift shop was very nice as well. Some of the exhibits are free, but many require tickets.
4.03 weeks ago
It’s a very popular venue among the locals and definitely a tourist attraction as well. They feature a lot of modern and interactive art pieces by local artists.
5.02 months ago
This contemporary art museum is very interesting. You can find artwork from Kapoor as well as other artists of international prestige. There are installations even in the restrooms. It is close to the famous garden and castle so you cannot miss it.
3.02 months ago
Quite small and easily crowded museum because of its famous swimming pool illusion. Only visited the exhibition on Japanese contemporary art from the 80's. It was a nice exhibition.
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