Utsunomiya Museum of Art was opened to public on March 23rd, 1997, as a part of the centennial anniversary project of municipal organization. The site is situated in a forest in the north part of the city, where ecosystem is conserved in the most natural state. Thus, the museum is planned as a low-storied building with two stories above and one under the ground. Its design harmonizes with the natural environment too. Public zones such as galleries, lecture hall, reading lounge, museum shop and restaurant are all located on the first floor, and the floor level is kept as flat as possible so that wheelchairs and baby strollers can be moved smoothly.
Museum activities cover collection, research, exhibition and education of art and design of the 20th-21st century. The collection is introduced in the “Permanent Collection” gallery, while masterpieces of the world and various aspects of art and design are shown in “Special Exhibitions” held five or more each year.
|Address||1077 Nagaoka-cho, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi-ken|
|Business Hour||9:30 to 17:00|
|Closed*1||Monday (open if Monday is a national holiday, closed the following day), the day after a national holiday (open if Saturday, Sunday or a national holiday)|
|Genre||Modern and Contemporary Art|
|Entrance Fee*2||Special exhibitions vary depending on the exhibition.Collection exhibition: Adults 310 yen , College and high school students 210 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 100 yen Admission fee includes consumption tax. Admission is free for those with a physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, or health welfare certificate for the mentally disabled and one accompanying caregiver. *Free admission for high school students and younger who are enrolled in or reside in Utsunomiya City. Please present your student identification card or Miyakko no Oath Card. Admission is free for Utsunomiya citizens on April 1 (Citizens' Day) and November 3 (Culture Day).|
|Access*3||Take the JR Tohoku Shinkansen and get off at JR Utsunomiya Station, then take the Kanto Bus bound for "Utsunomiya Museum of Art via Toyogodai and Teikyo University" from bus stop #5 at the west exit of JR Utsunomiya Station (approx. 25 min.). 20 minutes by cab from JR Utsunomiya Station.|
| *1 There are also end-of-year and temporary closures *2 Admission prices may vary depending on the event. Check for senior citizens, children and group discounts.*3 The times shown are approximate.|