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 periods, and for building repair construction until 9/13. However, when a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum will open, and will instead close the following day (Tuesday). 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 Science Behind PIXAR

October 12 (Sat.) to November 24 (Sun.)

This hands-on exhibit lets guests learn about the science that is fundamental to making PIXAR animation possible. Learn about specialized animation technology and methods such as modeling and rigging, all through your favorite PIXAR characters from movies like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and more!

1964: Art in Tokyo and Niigata

January 25 (Sat.) to March 22 (Sun.)

Tokyo 1964: The city was buzzing with excitement due to the Olympics. Official posters for the Olympic Games were designed by none other than Yusaku Kamekura, from Niigata Prefecture. That same year, the first museum designating itself as a museum of modern art opened its doors in Nagaoka City, Niigata. This exhibition mainly consists of pieces from our collection, and we invite you to take a look into the different phases and aspects of Japanese art during this period, which was one of great artistic change in Japan.

Collection Exhibitions

1: September 14 (sat.) – December 8 (sun.)

[Exhibition room 1、2] Special Feature on Misao Yokoyama – The Art of Niigata (This exhibit relates to the upcoming National Cultural Festival, to take place in Niigata from Sept. – Nov., 2019)
[Exhibition room 3] Masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art

2: December 12 (Thu.) – March 22 (sun.), 2020

[Exhibition room 1] New Additions to the Collection from 2017 – 2018
[Exhibition room 2] Night Scenery
[Exhibition room 3] Sculpture and the Allure of Raw Materials

3: March 26 (Thu.) – June 14 (sun.), 2020 (subject to change)

[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