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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3.02 weeks ago
Unfortunately the museum was partially closed when we visited and most of the exhibits we not open. This was never made clear from any signage. Lovely location,so I suspect it would be a worthwhile visit at other times.
5.03 weeks ago
I thoroughly enjoyed the art Museum. I am quite new to the art world. But I found many of the exhibitions captivating.
5.03 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.
4.02 months ago
Great museum with interesting exhibitions. They have 2 regular exhibition spaces which are included in the general admission fee. They also had two extra one with seperate admission. Quite pricey though
3.06 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.
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