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THE HIRATSUKA MUSEUM OF ART

THE HIRATSUKA MUSEUM OF ART

Hiratsuka is located in the center of the coast of Sagami Bay facing the Pacific Ocean, 50 km southwest of the capital Tokyo, and flourished as one of the post towns on the Tokaido route during the Edo period. Currently, the city has a total area of 67.88 square kilometers, a current population of approximately 260,000, and is blessed with a warm climate and rich nature, and is popular as a core city with a well-balanced industry and as a resort destination.

Since the Meiji period (late 19th century), many artists have lived in the area called "Shonan," which includes Hiratsuka, and have developed art movements. For example, Shirakaba, a magazine that had a great influence on modern Japanese art and literature, was active in Kamakura, and Ryuse Kishida's Sodosha, which pursued a new style of oil painting, was active in Kugenuma. Since then, many writers have been active to this day.

Construction of an art museum in Hiratsuka City began shortly after the war. The focus was on local artists who were holding exhibitions on their own during the recovery from the air raids. In the early 1960s, they began a campaign to donate one work by an artist to the city, and following the construction of a school, community center, and library, the Hiratsuka City Museum opened in 1976 and an art department was established there. . Later, in line with the nationwide movement for lifelong learning and art museum construction, an art museum construction research committee was established in Hiratsuka in 1984, and concrete movements toward the opening of the museum began, and in 1986, the Hiratsuka City Art Museum Basic Concept was established. In 1986, a basic plan for the construction of the Hiratsuka City Art Museum was drawn up, construction work and project preparations began, and the museum opened in March 1991.

Since its opening, as an art museum located in the center of the Shonan region, the main theme has been <Art and Light of Shonan>, and by offering excellent domestic and international art for people to appreciate in a good environment, we have deepened the public's understanding of culture. We have carried out various projects with the main purpose of stimulating the desire to create and learn.

We will continue to play a part in the maturation of the Shonan region's culture and strive to enhance our museum activities so that many people can become familiar with it.

Detailed info

Business hours
  • [Opening hours] 9:30-17:00 (Entry until 16:30) [Closed] Mondays (open if Monday is a holiday and closed the following day), New Year's holiday (December 29th-January 3rd) *Even on opening days, the exhibition room may be closed due to changing of exhibits. The Citizen Art Gallery, Library Corner, and Information Corner are available for use.
Access
神奈川県平塚市西八幡1-3-3
Parking 有(有料) 【利用時間】8:00〜22:00 ※休館日も駐車場のみの利用可能です。【収容台数】67台(車いす使用者等のスペース2台)※満車となる場合がありますので、なるべく公共交通機関をご利用ください。
平均利用額
  • 【観覧料】〈特集展〉一般¥200、高校・大学生¥100(企画展は展覧会ごとに異なります。) ※ 20名以上の団体は特集展は3割引、企画展は2割引。※ 企画展観覧券で、企画展観覧当日に限り、特集展を観覧できます。※ 企画展期間中、特集展のみ観覧希望の方は受付にお申し出ください。 〈次の方は無料です〉○ 中学生以下、毎週土曜日の高校生。○ 65歳以上で、平塚市民の方。(65歳以上で市外在住の方は団体割引)○ 各種障がい者手帳の交付を受けた方と付添1名。※ 受付で必ず年齢や住所が確認できる証明書や障がい者手帳等をご提示下さい。ご提示がない場合は、一般観覧料をお支払いいただくことになります。○ 神奈川県内の高校生およびこれに準ずる方で、引率者が教育課程として観覧する場合。  ○ 平塚市内の公民館主催事業による観覧。

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