The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

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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.

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5.0a month ago

Good concept, beautiful art, all in all very recommendable

This museum offers multiple open art sets which are available for the public without entrance fee in some of there halls as well as in the surrounding park. Most of these artistic structure are designed to be experienced directly and invite to play around and explore. From colored shadows and reflections, to artistic seats, to strange reflective surfaces and a quite space to contemplate - this museum overs a lot.
As most exhibits have an explanation sheet also available in at least Japanese, English and Chinese, this experience is open for everybody.
The signature exhibit of the pool is very popular and crowded but still give opportunities for impressive photos. Most of the other inner exhibits are not available for photos anymore.

An experience worth at least half a day but best experienced in a whole day.

4.0a week ago

This museum has been being famous sightseeing in Kanazawa. This place have so many photogenic space. Top photogenic space is a pool that we can take picture under the pool. For this one we have to pay the tickets to get down under the pool.

5.0a week ago

Very interesting collection. One of the best museum of contemporary art I’ve ever been. Lots of amazing installations. Unfortunately photography is prohibited in most of the rooms. Very interesting souvenir shop

3.0a month ago

Great art installations in a beautiful building. The queue to enter it was quite long. It showed a very limited number of art installations. Because there were so many people in each room, we couldn't have enough time to enjoy and understand each installation.

5.0a month ago

Recomended museum to visit in Kanazawa.
in weekend this museum will be crowd and very crowd so visit this museum in weekdays. this place have a beautiful arts.
this museum have a library too so you can read a book in here. Locker is available too

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Kanazawa is a well preserved samurai city,that is why the city still keeps so many Edo period buildings and maintains traditional cultures and customs.we can see Geisha and Samurai Districts,Kenroku-en Park: one of the most beautiful gar...

Kanazawa is a well preserved samurai city,that is why the city still keeps so many Edo period buildings and maintains traditional cultures and customs.we can see Geisha and Samurai Districts,Kenroku-en Park: one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan, Ninja temple,traditional and modern srt work and seafood.

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