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 on Mondays, during maintenance, during exhibit change pe riods, and for building repair construction from 7/2 until 08/2019(subject to change). However, when a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum will open, and will instead close the following day(Tuesday). The museum will open on 4/2, 4/30 and 5/7. See schedule for further details.


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.
  • Special exhibition tickets include admission to the collection gallery.
  • 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.


  • Shinkansen / Local Train: Get off at JR Nagaoka Station (Ote Exit)
  • From Nagaoka Station

    Bus: Take the central loop-line bus (Ote Exit, platform No.8) and Get off at “Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan” (Approx. 15 min.).

    Taxi: 15min.

  • Car: If coming from the Nagaoka I.C. or Kashiwazaki, go straight on 8 route towards Niigata and then turn right at the Hasugata intersection. If coming from Niigata, go straight on route 8 until you cross the Nagaoka Ohashi bridge and then turn left immediately.

    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:


The Art of Disney: The Magic of Animation

Feb 17-May 13

From Mickey Mouse to the latest Moana, we exhibit around 500 pieces of original artworks, sketches and concept arts to understand the history of Disney animation. The creators’ fertile imagination and the era’s latest technology have been creating “magic” or “techniques giving life”. Disney characters in drawings that can’t move and speak at first, came to life by this “magic”. In this exhibition, we can see the moment of giving life, and the history of Disney Animation’s untiring exploration and imagination.

All about Eguchi Sogen

May26 – July1

This year marks the 99th birthday (100th in the traditional way of counting age in East Asia) of calligrapher Sogen Eguchi. Born in Kashiwazaki City, he dedicated himself to reforming traditional calligraphy after World War II and has created more than 250 works. This time, we traverse what is soon to be a century’s worth of works and documents, and invite you to take a look at the pursuit of the “shape of words” through calligraphy in; All about Eguchi Sogen

Collection Exhibitions

1: April 1 (sun) – May 20 (sun)

[Exhibition room 1] Figures of Mothers
[Exhibition room 2] Masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art
[Exhibition room 3] The Hands that Speak

2: May 24 (thu) – July 1 (sun)

[Exhibition room 1] Japanese Masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art
[Exhibition room 2] Yusaku Kamekura Design Award 1999―2017
[Exhibition room 3] International Masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art

*Exhibition names are tentative and are subject to change.