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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

A hub for contemporary art in Kanazawa

Opened in 2004, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa stands out compared to more traditional art museums. The museum features a captivating disc-like design, as if it were a UFO touching down in the middle of Kanazawa. All the walls are made of glass and the building features five gates, all pointing towards different parts of the city.

The museum exhibits experimental contemporary art that visitors can touch or sit on and is perfect for children and adults alike. Some of museum’s highlights include commissioned works, which are integrated into the building’s unique design.

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art excels at offering visitors unique experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. Highlights include Leandro Erlich's The Swimming Pool, which enables visitors to feel as if they’re standing at the bottom of a swimming pool, and a wall decorated with flowers gathered from the suburbs of Kanazawa.

Additionally, the museum's shop offers a wide variety of products, such as museum memorabilia, accessories, and selected goods.

Information

Address
〒920-8509 1 Chome-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Price
Varies according to the exhibition.
Business Hours
10:00–18:00 (closing at 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.)
Visitors can enter the free zone 9:00–22:00 every day, including Monday.
Regular Holidays
Closed on Mondays or the next day, if the Monday falls on a national holiday.
Parking
Available
Parking: Large Vehicle
None
Official Website
official 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art website.

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