The museum was opened in October 1988 as a place to enjoy art and culture on the banks of Senba Lake in Mito City, which leads from Kairakuen, one of Japan's three most famous gardens. The architect was Junzo Yoshimura, who is known for designing many buildings including the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music. With its greenish-blue copper roof and brownish natural stone exterior walls, it is a large scale building in harmony with the surrounding landscape.
The museum has a collection of approximately 4,000 outstanding works of art from Japan and abroad, including works by artists associated with Ibaraki Prefecture such as Taikan Yokoyama, Usen Ogawa, and Tsune Nakamura, as well as Western-style paintings by Monet and Renoir, which are exhibited according to seasons and themes.
|Address||666-1,Higashi Kubo, Senba-cho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken|
|Business Hour*1||9:30 to 17:00 (Admission is 30 minutes before closing)|
|Closed*2||Mondays (Holidays are open, closed the following day)|
|Genre*3||Nihon-ga , Modern Art|
|Entrance Fee*4||Adults¥320, over 70age ¥160,University and High School students ¥240 Junior High School students,elementary school students¥180 *Special exhibition is different|
|Access*5||20 minutes walk from Mito(JJ26) station south exit|
|*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.|
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