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Collection of Yokohama Museum of Art
The number of collections collected in less than 40 years since 1982 is about 12,000.
His works range from Dali, Marguerite, Cézanne, Picasso, and other artists to artists who have a deep connection to Yokohama since the late Meiji period, and from the second half of the 19th century to the present.
The collection of photographs has also been enhanced as Yokohama has become one of the hubs of the rise of photography in Japan. It accounts for one third of the collection and is one of the hallmarks of the Yokohama Museum of Art.
The Yokohama Museum of Art, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019, seems to be preparing an exhibition to introduce the collection using the entire Yokohama Museum of Art as a commemorative project.
Expectations for how these collections will be exhibited will increase.
Was the Yokohama Museum of Art a pavilion?
Here we showed the Yokohama Museum of Art trivia.
"The Yokohama Museum of Art was a pavilion for the Yokohama Expo."
The Yokohama Expo (YES'89) was a regional exposition held in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of municipal administration and the 130th anniversary of the opening of the port in 1989, before the Minato Mirai 21 area was developed, and attracted about 13 million visitors. Under the theme of "Space and Children", 34 pavilions were exhibited, one of which was the Yokohama Museum of Art.
Venue overview(Reproduced from "Yokohama Expo Official Record" (P9-P10))
"The only pavilion in the provincial art museum that was built after the war was probably the Yokohama Museum of Art. During the exhibition, we held two special exhibitions. That's it. "
Yokohama Museum of Art Companion Uniform (Reprinted from Yokohama Expo Official Records, p. 106)
At the time of the Yokohama Exposition, the Yokohama Museum of Art was the tallest building in this area. The observatory floor, located on the 8th floor in the center of the museum, overlooked the expo site, with the sea ahead. Now that development has progressed, skyscrapers are lined up from the same floor, creating a completely different landscape from that time.
"Show" and "Protect"
By the way, it is important for museums to hold special exhibitions and see their works. At the same time, protecting your work is also an important activity, and you have to preserve, restore and manage a huge collection and connect it to the future. In the conflicting function of showing and protecting, the hardships of the staff working at the museum are immeasurable.
Did you know that the Yokohama Museum of Art has a support program called "Collection Friends" to support such activities?
You can participate in this program individually (10,000 yen per unit). In order for participants to get closer to the Yokohama Museum of Art collectionBenefits are available. This is a special program for collection friends such as gallery talks, lectures and social gatherings.
There is also a membership program run by the Yokohama Museum of Art Association for individuals and corporations who want to enjoy the exhibition more actively. As an award, an annual free pass is available.
After celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, the Yokohama Museum of Art is scheduled for major renovation. After the renewal, please enjoy the museum that will become more attractive with various access methods such as "see", "create", "learn", and "support".
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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