The Museum of Art, Kochi 高知県立美術館
The Museum of Art, Kochi was established in 1993. The permanent collection showcases works by local artists from Kochi Prefecture in Shikoku, as well as a major collection of the art of Marc Chagall - the largest such collection of Chagall's work in Japan.
Other major foreign artists featured at the museum include Paul Klee, Georg Baselitz, Julian Schnabel, Enzo Cucchi and Francesco Clemente.
The Museum of Art, Kochi also incorporates a stage for Noh plays and other dramatic performances with a capacity of 399 seats, set within a large garden space to the east of Kochi Station.
The Museum of Art, Kochi hosts regular, major temporary exhibitions including photography and sculpture. Recent exhibitions include the photography of Ishimoto Yashuhiro, the paintings of Hisakatsu Hijikata and the art of Haruo Ohara.
The excellent Marc cafe restaurant in the museum is also worth a stop for lunch or a coffee and snack. As well as the relaxing atmosphere and fine food, there is a pleasant view over the modern water garden outside the main buildings.
The museum shop sells exhibition catalogs, postcards and original museum goods.
The Museum of Art, Kochi Access
The Museum of Art, Kochi
352-2 Takasu, Kochi-shi, Kochi 781-8123
Tel: 088 866 8008
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm (last entrance 4.30pm)
Admission: 360 yen for adults; free for school students.
The Museum of Art, Kochi is located east of Kochi Castle and Harimayabashi. Take a tram from Harimayabashi to the Kenritsu Bijutsukandori tram stop (approximately 15 minutes) and then walk 5 minutes north.
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