The Niigata Prefectural Museum Of Modern Art

The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art

About the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art

The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art was opened in July, 1993 in the rich greenery of the Senshugahara Furusato no Mori Park.
The museum is built on the Taiko collection which was put together by a local collector, but in addition to Japanese works that show the evolution of modern art, we have gathered 19th century western art from styles such as Barbizon and Les Nabis, styles which are closely related to modern Japanese art, and display them in our collection gallery and special exhibitions. We also hold a wide variety of activities that visitors can enjoy, such as lectures and workshops. At the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art visitors can connect with the art while at the same time enjoying the nature of the four seasons.

General Information

Hours of Operation

9 a.m.-5 p.m. * Ticket counter closes at 16:30

Closed Days

Closed every Monday. When a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum is open on the holiday and instead closed the following day. The museum will be open on 5/5. The museum is closed for the New Year’s Holiday (12/29 -1/3) and other maintenance periods. Please see our schedule for more details.

Ticket

A Message from the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art

From April 2020, the fees for the main collection and special exhibition will become separate. Those with a ticket for the special exhibition will need a ticket for the main collection. Thank you for your cooperation.

Normal Ticket Adults/¥430
Students/¥200
Group Ticket Adults/¥340
Students/¥160
  • Group ticket prices apply to groups of 20 or more.
  • Admission is free for junior high school students and children all year.
  • College & high school students must show their student ID cards to receive the discount.
  • Free entrance for individuals with either a Physical Disability Certificate or Rehabilitation Certificate (must show certificate). In the case that an individual uses a wheelchair or has a grade 1 disability and needs assistance, one person accompanying them shall also be given free entrance.

Access:

  • Shinkansen or Train: Disembark at JR Nagaoka Station via the Ote Exit
  • From Nagaoka Station

    Bus:

    • Via Bus Line 8 from Nagaoka Station Ote Exit: Take the Center Loop Kururin (Inside Loop) bus, disembark at Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan (approximately 15 minutes).
    • Via Bus Line 2 from Nagaoka Station Ote Exit: Take the bus bound for Center Plaza/Red Cross Hospital, disembark at Nisseki-Byoin Mae (approximately 15 minutes) then walk 5 minutes.

    Taxi: Approximately 15 minutes from Nagaoka Station Ote Exit

  • By car:
    • 10 minutes from Nagaoka IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
    • 10 minutes from Nagaoka-Kita SIC on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    Free parking available (165 spaces)

Address

3-278-14, Senshu, Nagaoka, Niigata, 940-2083, JAPAN

Inquiries

TEL : +81-258-28-4111、FAX: +81-258-28-4115、E-mail: kinbi@coral.ocn.ne.jp

Exhibitions

Morris & Co. and The Art of Wallpaper from The Sanderson Archive

April 4 (Sat) – May 31(Sun)

William Morris is known as the father of modern design. This exhibition focuses on his wallpaper designs, which continue to enthrall people today. You can work your way back through the history of English wallpaper design, centering on William Morris, through valuable wallpaper and prints from one of England’s leading wallpaper companies, The Sanderson Archive.

Normal Ticket Adults/¥1,200
Students/¥1,000
Group Ticket Adults/¥1,000
Students/¥800
Advance Ticket Adults/¥1,000
Students/-

Misawa Atsuhiko ANIMALS IN NAGAOKA

Misawa Atsuhiko’s (1961- ) ANIMALS is seen as his most representative series, beginning in 2000. The life-sized animal motifs, carved from camphor, chase the viewer with their overwhelming presence. From the animals of everyday, to animals that only exist in imagination, this exhibition consists of around 100 of his carvings and paintings, including some of his newest work.

Normal Ticket Adults/¥1,200
Students/¥1,000
Group Ticket Adults/¥1,000
Students/¥800
Advance Ticket Adults/¥1,000
Students/-

Viva Video! : The Art and Life of Shigeko Kubota

This works the first retrospective exhibition in a Japanese public museum of the work of video artist Shigeko Kubota (1937-2015), who was born in Maki-machi in Niigata’s Nishikanbara-gun (today Niigata’s Nishikan Ward) and based in New York City. Including her most representative works such as video sculptures, her drawings and documents, this exhibition focuses on her art and life from the beginning of her career to the end.

Normal Ticket Adults/¥1,000
Students/¥800
Group Ticket Adults/¥800
Students/¥600

Collection Exhibitions

1: March 26 (Thu.) – June 14 (Sun), 2020

[Exhibition room 1] Masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art
[Exhibition room 2] Bird Sanctuary: Models of Feathered Friends
[Exhibition room 3] The Serene World of Kenji Kaburagi

2: June 23 (Tue) – October 4 (Sun)

[Exhibition room 1、2] Masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art
[Exhibition room 3] Tahara Akirako The White Road in the Burning Body

3: October 13 (Tue) – December 20 (Sun)

[Exhibition room 1] Masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art
[Exhibition room 2] The 110th Birthday of Sato Tetsuzo and The Artists of Kanbara
[Exhibition room 3] The Serene World of Kenji Kaburagi

4: January 5 (Tue), 2021 – March 31 (Wed)

[Exhibition room 1] Masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art
[Exhibition room 2] Masterpieces from Around the World
[Exhibition room 3] 〈Early Period〉 Renaissance Prints / 〈Late Period〉 The World of Watercolors