Hiroshima Museums: Hiroshima Museum of Art
Hiroshima Museum of Art ひろしま美術館
The Hiroshima Museum of Art was established in 1978 by Hiroshima Bank to celebrate its centenary. The Hiroshima Museum of Art is located in Central Park in the heart of Hiroshima city, close to Hiroshima Castle.
The Hiroshima Museum of Art exhibits both modern European paintings, with an emphasis on the French Impressionists, and contemporary Japanese oil paintings from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) to the present day.
The over 90 works of modern European art include paintings by Bonnard, Braque, Chagall, Degas, Delacroix, Cezanne, Gauguin, Matisse, Millet, Monet, Munch, Picasso, Renoir, Rousseau, Sisley, Utrillo and Van Gogh.
The Japanese collection has paintings by the likes of Chu Asai, Rei Kamoi, Ryusei Kishida, Ryohei Koizo, Morikazu Kumagai, Seiki Kuroda and Yuzo Saiki.
The Hiroshima Museum of Art also puts on periodic special exhibitions. The museum has a museum shop and a tearoom on the first floor. The galleries occupy the 1st floor (ground floor) and basement.
Access - how to get to Hiroshima Museum of Art
Hiroshima Museum of Art
Tel: 082 223 2530
Hours: 9am-5pm, daily
Admission: 1000 yen for adults, 500 yen for high school children.
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The Hiroshima Museum of Art is a short walk south from Hiroshima Castle and a short walk east from Hiroshima Children's Museum. Take a street car #1, #2 or #6 from Hiroshima Station to Kamiya-cho or street car #7 from Yokogawa JR Station.