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【Museum closed】The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga

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A collection of modern Japanese painting of Taikan Yokoyama and works related to Shiga Prefecture by local artists like Yuki Ogura

It was the museum opened in 1984, with a hill-commanding view of Lake Biwa, Mt. Hira and Mt. Hiei.
An art museum in the suburbs with a favorable environment.
It mainly exhibits in 3 themes: the modern Japanese-style paintings, works related to Shiga prefecture, and Japanese and foreign contemporary artistic works.
The museum boasts excellent modern Japanese-style paintings by Taikan Yokoyama, who is a member of the Japan Art Academy (Nihon Bijutsu-in), Shunso Hishida, Gyoshu Hayami, and Yukihiko Yasuda, etc..
There is an original collection of about 40 masterpieces including 'The Surihari Pass' and 'Sisters' by Yuki Ogura, who is the local female painters of modern Japanese-style painting.
As well, the museum regularly holds various events, such as unique and high-quality special exhibitions, seminars, and lectures, etc..

Information

Address1740-1 Seta-Minamiogaya-Cho, Otsu-shi, Shiga-ken 520−2122
AccessBus from Tokaido Line Seta Station and 5-minute walk after getting off at Bunka Zone Mae bus stop.
Hours9:30〜17:00(Last entry ends at 16:30)
Regular holidayMonday (Tuesday if Monday falls on a national holiday)
the year-end and New Year holidays
Contact077-543-2111
FeePermanent exhibitions: 500 yen for general, 300 yen for university and high school students, free for elementary and junior high school students
URL1http://www.shiga-kinbi.jp/?page_id=8954

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