Yokohama Museum of Art

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  • Mikiko Arikawa
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  • Yokohama Museum of Art is an impressive building that resembles a temple with a stone facade and a long portico. As the symbol of the art and culture of Yokohama, the building houses about 12,000 pieces of works of modern and contemporary art from the period after the opening of the Port of Yokohama. It is also popular among people as the landmark of Minato Mirai.
  • Yokohama Museum of Art opened in 1989. The building was built as a pavilion for the exposition “Yokohama Exotic Showcase 1989”, which was held to mark the 100 year anniversary of the city’s administration and the 130 year anniversary of the opening of the Port of Yokohama. After the end of the exposition, the museum continued its history along with the development of Minato Mirai, and last November marked 30 years since its opening. In 2020, “The Yokohama Triennale 2020”, an international exhibition of contemporary art once every three years, will be held in Yokohama, and the museum will serve as one of the main venue for the exhibition. The Yokohama Triennale, which will be held for the seventh time this year, is a pioneering international contemporary art festival in Japan. Titled “Afterglow”, this is an attempt to expand the views and visions toward the world at large based on a “Sourcebook”, or sources to which the Artistic Directors refer for their ideas. During the exhibition, various art events linked to the Yokohama Triennale are held throughout the city. It is a great opportunity to enjoy the art of Yokohama.

  • YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2020:Opening date change from July 3 to July 17.

Yokohama Museum of Art

  • Address: 3-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi
    Phone: 045-221-0300
    Access: 3-minute walk from Minatomirai Line Minatomirai Station
    Hours: 10:00-18:00
    Closed: Thursdays(except July 23, August 13, and October8), New Year holidays
    Website: yokohama.art.museum