Aiming for an Art Museum Beloved-Yokohama Museum of Art (1)
The Yokohama Museum of Art, which is representative of cultural and artistic facilities in Yokohama as well as the Minato Mirai 21 district.
Opened in 1989, it will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year.
Toshio Kashiwagi, who has been working as a curator since the Yokohama Museum of Art was under construction, is currently the Deputy Director. We interviewed Vice Director Kashiwagi, who has spent more than 30 years with the Yokohama Museum of Art.
The Yokohama Museum of Art is set up in Grand Mall Park.
The symmetry building designed by the late architect Kenzo Tange seems to be divided into three areas.
"The center wing has a gallery and exhibition room, the right wing has an atelier where you can experience creative work, and the left wing has an art information center (art library). It is consistent with "create" and "learn". (Deputy Director Kashiwagi)
"to see". The Grand Gallery is a space that can be said to be the symbol of the Yokohama Museum of Art.
There are seven exhibition rooms on the upper floor. The right half holds a special exhibition, and the left half holds a collection exhibition.
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"create". On the right side of the building are the studios for citizens and children. The citizen's atelier has a flat room, a three-dimensional room, and a print room. Throughout the year, a variety of creative programs are offered.
In the children's atelier, children (up to the age of 12) learn art through creative experiences.
"learn". The art information center is on the left side of the building. From researchers to the general public, anyone can freely browse art books and video materials without reservation or registration. The number of collections exceeds 110,000.
"Seeing, creating, and learning are the major pillars of the museum.It does not change. Our goal now is to create an organically connected business, rather than functioning independently. For example, during the exhibition “Nude NUDE-From the British Tate Collection” (March 24 to June 24, 2018), a sculpture expert talks about Rodin's work in a public atelier, and Rodin's sculpture “Kiss” We are actively working to create a link between the activities of "seeing," "creating," and "learning," such as by implementing a drawing program for, or exhibiting valuable books related to the exhibited works at a collection exhibition. "Deputy Director Kashiwagi.
Role of the Yokohama Museum of Art
"In the Minato Mirai 21 district, the permanent establishment of the Yokohama Museum of Art was first constructed. This shows that the Yokohama Museum of Art has a role in urban planning. I think we need to reaffirm our 30th anniversary mission to contribute to the culture from now on. "
After 35 years from the start of the Minato Mirai 21 business, the development status reaches 90%. The city is turning from growth to maturity.
"Culture plays a major role in the maturity of the city. The Yokohama Museum of Art, if you are a resident or a worker, will not be a friendly and proud facility for those involved in this area, It will not be a base, for example, like the New Yorker's favorite MoMA.
"Some people think that the museum is a bit expensive, but first I want you to experience the Yokohama Museum of Art. You can just enter the grand gallery. Feel free to feel the spacious space of the Grand Gallery, where you can see sculptures such as Brancusi and Dali. I hope that you will use the Yokohama Museum of Art as a tool for a new experience. " ,heatHe told me his thoughts.
Address3-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Business Hour10: 00-18: 00 (last entry until 17:30) Closed on Thursdays and New Year's holidays
Yokohama Museum of Art opened to the public on November 3, 1989. It is one of the largest art institutions in Japan. With its iconic architecture, featuring the expansive space of the Grand Gallery, the museum is made up of a total of seven gallery spaces, as well as an Art Information and Media Center that holds over 110,000 art-related books, ateliers hosting a wide range of workshops for children and adults, and many other facilities.
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 outward appearance：KASAGI Yasuyuki / Grand gallery：KASAGI Yasuyuki / Exhibition room：TANAKA Yuichiro
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