An art museum inside a department store with a quiet and relaxing space
Sneak into an artistic space!
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While you're shopping, you might encounter art that moves you!
Sogo Museum of Art
Did you know that there is a quiet and relaxing art museum on the 6th floor of the Sogo Yokohama store near the east exit of Yokohama Station? The Sogo Museum of Art opened in September 1985, at the same time as the opening of the department store, as a full-fledged art museum of unprecedented scale, with the aim of becoming a cultural facility that serves as a base for disseminating information about life, culture, and information. It is also known for housing approximately 160 oil paintings and watercolors by Shintaro Suzuki, a painter who was active in the Western art world of the Showa era. We hold exhibitions in a wide range of genres, from Western paintings, Japanese paintings, sculptures, and prints to unique exhibitions themed around science fiction movies and girls' manga. It's also great that you can casually stop by on your way to shopping and experience the world of art.
Depending on the exhibition, there may even be a video corner where you can sit and watch the exhibition.
Now, after admiring all the wonderful art, I headed to the museum shop attached to the museum. We have a wide variety of art and design goods, as well as original goods with motifs from the works in the current exhibition. Part of the fun is visiting the museum shop after viewing the museum.
In one corner of the museum shop, there are also original museum goods designed by Minami Fukuoka with motifs from the works of the aforementioned painter Shintaro Suzuki! There are lots of stylish and cute designs that are perfect for your current mood.
Including the currently popular masking tape, mugs, tote bags, pins, clear files, stickers, postcards, and more. Of course, you can purchase them even if you are not visiting the museum, so please come and take a look.
Sogo Museum of Art
[Location] Sogo Yokohama
[TEL]045-465-5515 (direct to the museum)