Japan Museums: Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
Museum of Modern Art, Toyama 富山県立近代美術館
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama opened in 1981, and is a low-rise building with an outer granite and glass wall.
The museum showcases a variety of modern art by artists from Japan and overseas including abstract art, Surrealism and more contemporary art.
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama exhibits paintings by Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Marc Chagall, Jacques Villon, Joan Miro, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Jackson Pollock, George Segal, Marino Marini, Gerhard Richter, Shuzo Takiguchi, Taro Okamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Takeo Yamaguchi, Yasushi Sugiyama, and Katsura Funikoshi.
As well as paintings the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama has poster art and furniture by such designers as Ikko Tanaka, Shigeo Fukuda, Kazumasa Nagai, Yusaka Kamekura, who designed the poster for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games and Gerrit Thomas Rietveld.
Work by artists with connections to Toyama is also featured: Yasuki Kanayama, Josaku Maeda, Senjin Gokura and Shiko Munakata.
Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
Tel: 076 421 7111
Admission: 200 yen; extra charges for special exhibitions
Hours: 9.30am-5pm; closed on Mondays or the next day if Monday is a public holiday
Access - Getting to The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
Jonan park and the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama are a 25-30 minute walk south of Toyama Station or take a tram to the Nishinakano stop from the station (200 yen) or a bus to Nishinakanoguchi (240 yen) from bus stop #5 at Toyama Station.