Chiba City Museum of Art opened on November 3, 1995 as a complex facility with the Chuo Ward Office in a corner of the central city of Chiba.
The museum building was designed so that the new building wraps around one of the few remaining pre-war buildings in the city (the former Chiba branch of the Kawasaki Bank), which resonates with the way an art museum should preserve history and culture and connect them to the next generation.
The museum's collection, which forms the backbone of the museum, has three main pillars: "Japanese paintings and prints from the early modern period to the modern era," "contemporary art since 1945," and "works related to Boso," mainly from Chiba City, where the museum is located. With these three points as the axis of our activities, we have been holding exhibitions with a unique perspective with the cooperation of people in Japan and abroad.
In July 2020, when the museum celebrates its 25th anniversary, the entire building will be renovated and reopened as a museum. In July 2020, when the museum celebrates its 25th anniversary, the entire building will be reopened as an art museum. In addition to the existing exhibition rooms, there will be a permanent exhibition room where visitors can view highlights of the Chiba City Museum of Art's prized collection, an atelier where participatory and hands-on artist projects are held, and an open-plan library with a collection of easy-to-understand art-related books. The number of spaces where anyone can come into contact with art at any time has increased.
More than ever, we will provide various opportunities for people of all ages to casually drop in and proactively engage with art and museums. We look forward to seeing you at the museum.
|Address||3-10-8, Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi,Chiba-ken|
|Business Hour*1||10:00 to 18:00 (Friday and Saturday, until 20:00) Admission is until 30 minutes before closing time.|
|Closed*2||First Monday of every month (or the following day if it is a national holiday), year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 - January 3), and maintenance days|
|Genre*3||Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Japanese Painting, Ukiyo-e|
|Entrance Fee*4||Permanent exhibition General admission 300 (240) yen, University students 220 (170) yen Special exhibitions vary by exhibition. Children's Atelier Free of charge|
|Access*5||15 minutes walk from the East Exit of JR Chiba (JO28,JB39,CM03) Station, or 5 minutes walk from Yoshikawa Koen (CM17) Station on the Chiba Urban Monorail bound for Kencho-mae.|
|*1 The last day of an exhibition or event may end early. *2 There are also end-of-year and temporary closures *3 Blanks refer to all genres. *4 Admission prices may vary depending on the event. Check for senior citizens, children and group discounts.*5 The times shown are approximate.|