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Captivating Art! The 21st Century Museum Of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Captivating Art! The 21st Century Museum Of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

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The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors annually. Let's find out what all the buzz is about!

Translated by Lester Somera

Written by Osawa Kumi

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Collections of Captivating Art at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Located in Kanazawa in Ishikawa prefecture, an area known for traditional handicrafts, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa boasts an annual visitor count of 2.5 million people, and since opening in 2004, the museum has continued to pull in the crowds. In this article, we will introduce five particularly interesting things about the museum.

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1. Fully Enjoy the Charms of a Building That Opens Out to the Neighborhood!

Photos courtesy of: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Photographer: Shu Watanabe
Located in central Kanazawa, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art was designed by a unit of famous architects, Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa and SANAA. It is a unique building that attracts visits not just from art fans but from architecture fans, as well.

Photos courtesy of: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Photographer: Shu Watanabe

The building is round, with entrances located in all directions, and there is no concept of “front” or “back.” The building is surrounded by an open glass facade, so you can enjoy the greenery and the outdoorsy vibe even from indoors. The architectural concept is a park-like art museum that is open to the town.

Let’s introduce some of the works on display, starting with the permanent installations that made this museum famous overnight.

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