Enjoy the art world so far without admission!
The Yokohama Museum of Art opened as a pavilion for the Yokohama Exposition in 1989, and officially opened after the expo. As an art museum suitable for the port city of Yokohama, it holds a wide range of modern and contemporary art since the opening of the port and holds exhibitions from a unique perspective. The building designed by the late Kenzo Tange is still fresh and beautiful after a quarter century.
This time, we gave you a lecture on how to use the facilities in a tricky way to enjoy such an academic world.
A 20-meter-high spacious entrance and a staircase-like exhibition space and grand gallery that extends about 100 meters to the left and right. Anyone can enter the entrance free of charge, so it is convenient for meeting. The space filled with academic air is somehow extraordinary and exciting.
"Café Kokurayama" facing the open space in front of the museum can be entered directly from the open space. A preview movie of the planned exhibition is being played, and some of the artworks currently being held at the gallery may be on display.
Because it is a little-known place, you can spend a relatively relaxing time on the weekend. A wide range of menus from drinks to snacks are secretly popular as lunch spots.
Bright counter seats facing large windows overlooking the plaza. The conscientious price such as "Yuzu soda" 432 yen is also nice.
Limited menus that match the exhibition also appear. The photo is "Milk parfait" 756 yen, in connection with the ongoing "Mary Cassatt" exhibition. In light colors using condensed milk, etc., the image is of Cassatt, a mother and child painter.
The museum shop sells original merchandise designed for museum collections, as well as exhibition-related goods. Original round pallet sticky notes (350 yen) designed with a palette of paints are perfect for souvenirs.
The Art Information Center at the back left of the museum is free for everyone. It collects, organizes and preserves books and videos related to art, and has about 110,000 books. You can browse expensive large art books and overseas art magazines that are difficult to obtain for individuals. With a spacious desk, you'll forget about your time exploring art in a sophisticated, calm space.
There will also be materials related to the ongoing exhibition, so be sure to drop by before visiting the museum or after watching it.
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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