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, there are some permanent exhibitions such as Leandro Erlich's "Swimming Pool", which looks like a real pool with people apparently walking underwater. Special exhibitions showcase leading contemporary artists from Japan and abroad in innovative installations. Museum admission is free, but special exhibitions are ticketed.
Access: take a bus from JR Kanazawa Sta., and get off at “Hirosaka·21st Century Museum”
Purposeshould go,easily accessible,elderly,experience,women,family,men,art,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Komatsu Airport (about 28.1km) Google Transit
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2.03 weeks ago
If you’re going there, you might as well just stay outside. You can enjoy yourself around the sculptures and take photos of them, all at your leisure. That part is free.
Inside, the exhibitions lack substance. I bought a ticket in advance online to see some exhibit, yet the entry was so confusing, the lines were so long, and the staff was so unhelpful (and almost scared of talking to a non-Japanese resident), I just gave up on using it.
I was told not to take photos, even though some were taking photos and were not told to stop. Their no photography rule was not clearly indicated in the museum or on their web site. It was only written in small print at one of the entrances of the exhibit. I had to ask the staff where they actually wrote those rules. They are obvious to them, of course, but I’m certain that was not the case for all visitors.
I hope the museum will enjoy my extra 1,000 yen!
5.0a week ago
Super famous art museum. This area has so many museum that you can enjoy art trip. This place is good for start. You'd better to buy ticket at convince store. *Nov 2020. tiket is sold at their official website!
5.03 months ago
We went to an amazing exhibition when we went. Super clean museum and just good vibes. Loved the quiet room with the sun roof to rest and hide from the heat!
2.04 months ago
The space has a lot of potential for great exhibitions but I sadly found that the current exhibitions lack substance and proper effort in how they have been crafted. Felt a bit like 'hot air' to me.
4.0in the last week
Great modern museum with various exhibits from famous global artists and some local ones. It gets extremely busy, so book tickets ahead or you’ll be queuing for a while.
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