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 next weekday.


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
Group Ticket Adults/¥340
  • 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 a 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.


  • Shinkansen or Train: Disembark at JR Nagaoka Station.
  • From Nagaoka Station


    • 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)


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


TEL : +81-258-28-4111、FAX: +81-258-28-4115、E-mail:


RYUMI HASHIMOTO Retrospective ―An Artist Depicting Nostalgia: Deities, Beasts and the Common Man

April 15 (Sat.) to June 4 (Sun.)

Born in Kamo City, Niigata Prefecture, Hashimoto Ryumi (1928-2016) was a self-taught Japanese-style painter whose art received attention for its expressions of Hashimoto’s unique world views. This retrospective exhibition displays a range of pieces that developed from his experiences at a young age, including yokai monsters, Hashimoto’s hometown festival, and the regular lives of people drawn in a humorous way.

Ticket Adults Students
Normal Ticket (Group) ¥1,200 (¥1,000) ¥1,000 (¥800)


Modern French Posters Exhibition from the Kyoto Institute of Technology Museum and Archives Collection

July 1 (Sat.) to August 27(Sun.)

From the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century, artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha and Cassandre depicted the flourishing era known as the Belle Epoque in colorful poster art. This exhibit will introduce the glittering modern metropolis of Paris through 130 of the most important French posters.

Ticket Adults Students
Normal Ticket (Group) ¥1,300 (¥1,100) ¥1,100 (¥900)
Advance Ticket ¥1,100


Belgium and Japan: Depicting the Lights and Modelling the Life

September 16 (Sat.) to November 12 (Sun.)

The painters Ota Kijiro, Kojima Torajiro, and the sculptor Takeishi Kozaburo, from Niigata Prefecture, studied abroad in Belgium before World War II. This exhibition will introduce the Belgian art techniques and influences they brought back to Japan and also showcase posters and displays from that time that explain the state of reception of Belgian art in pre-war Japan.

Ticket Adults Students
Normal Ticket (Group) ¥1,200 (¥1,000) ¥1,000 (¥800)


Amagasaki City Collection: SHIRAGA Kazuo

January 13 (Sat.) to February 25 (Sun.)

In this collaborative exhibition between our collection and the Shiraga Kazuo Project of Amagasaki City in Hyogo Prefecture, which introduces the artist’s work to museums across Japan, we can see traces of the body and spirit expressed freely, unbound by anything.

Ticket Adults Students
Normal Ticket (Group) ¥1,000 (¥800) ¥800 (¥600)


Collection Exhibitions

1: April 11 (Tues.) – June 18 (Sun.)

[Exhibition room 1~3] 50 years of Yokoyama Misao: A Retrospective

2: June 27 (Tues.) – September 3 (Sun.)

[Exhibition room 1] 30 years of the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art: in the Beginning

[Exhibition room 2] Taiko Collection

[Exhibition room 3] Kamekura Yusaku

3: September 12 (Tues.) – December 17 (Sun.)

[Exhibition room 1] Masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art ―Latest Collections

[Exhibition room 2] Artists Who Went Abroad

[Exhibition room 3] Miyoshi Teikichi: Science Through Picture Books

4: December 26 (Tues.) – Aril 7 (Sun.)

[Exhibition room 1・2]  Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art Presents: Famous Japanese Paintings

[Exhibition room 3] Antiwar Expressions