Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

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  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Location

Kyoto, Japan

Address

English address: 124 Enshoji-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Japanese address: 京都府 京都市東山区 星野町 87-5

Getting there

Access:

1) Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line: Higashiyama Station

2) Kyoto City Bus:

+ Okazaki Koen, Bijutsukan, Heian Jingu-mae stop (Route 5, 46 and 100)

+ Okazaki Koen, Dobutsuen-mae stop (Route 32)

Telephone

+81 75-771-4107

Fax

+81 75-761-0444

More information

http://www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp/bunshi/kmma/index.html, https://foursquare.com/v/kyoto-municipal-museum-of-art/, https://facebook.com/pages/Kyoto-Municipal-Museum-of-Art/

Prices

Admission fee depends on exhibition.

Opening hours

Tue - Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed every Monday (Open if Monday is a national holiday) and year-end and New Year holidays (December 28 to January 2)

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The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (京都市美術館 Kyōto-shi Bijutsukan?) is one of the oldest art museums in Japan

Located in Okazaki-koen Park, on the east side of the vast torii (shrine gate) of Hiean-jingu Shrine and opened in 1928 as a commemoration of the Showa emperor's coronation ceremony as it was initially called the Showa Imperial Coronation Art Museum of Kyoto, the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art is always worth a look. 

There are often free shows being held Kyoto on the first floor and many of these are of surprisingly high quality. The also hold a variety of special exhibits which usually feature various famous Japanese artists or art movements. 

But, the highlight of the year here is the Kyo-ten exhibit, which features some of the best artists living and working in Kyoto, working in a wide range of media from oil paintings to lacquerware to textiles. It’s usually held from late May into early June. If you’re in town then, don’t miss it!

Cultural activities and events

The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, for where I am familiar with a museum to your citizens, they conduct an art friend business.

Citizen art course: To deepen the culture for art, art courses to find a new perspective to the exhibition, we will conduct a gallery talk.

Art course: More fun exhibition, they conduct a lecture by a variety of instructors in related fields in order for you to watch interesting.

Gallery TalkResponsible curator of does the work described in the venue in the hope that you feel the pieces more familiar.

Workshop (hands-on course)Or witnessed the work is born process, in or to experience their own production, provides you the opportunity to discover new perspectives to the art, how to feel.

Admission fee

Admission fee depends on exhibition. 

"For more information exhibition calendar please visit".

How to get there

Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line:

  • Higashiyama Station

Kyoto City Bus:

  • Okazaki Koen, Bijutsukan, Heian Jingu-mae stop (Route 5, 46 and 100)
  • Okazaki Koen, Dobutsuen-mae stop (Route 32)

Reviews by visitors

The museum had a Monet exhibit and a Renoir exhibit. Both showed a great selection of Art. However almost all the text was in Japanese only, so I missed out on reading context and what the curator was trying to convey. There was also an exhibit of local work, Photography, which was quite nice. Outside the museum the canal on the south side was beautiful with Cherry Blossoms. Very pretty location for a museum.

~ don

The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art may be a little run down but its exhibits are inspiring - from the art installations to the paintings. When we were there, there was a special collection of art pieces by the likes of Vermeer and Rembrandt. These works drew a large crowd. For non-Art connoisseurs like us, the local pieces, some of which were on large canvas, were eye catching and mind-provoking - even though the crowd was much thinner in these sections. Many were beautifully and meticulously created, and we could have sat there to just ponder over the masterpieces.

~ chung

Kyoto minicipal Museo of art have at the moment(7.3-10 May) Parasophia Festival Exhipition.41 international artist is represent. Museum it self is interesting building and the show is great. All round world talent artist and good contemporary art works. Take a time, you will need it. Museum have nice cafe and small garden too.

~ jormaa

Conspicuously artist Dali of the 20th century art which emits its prodigies. This time, we enjoy the Dali world in conjunction with the print exhibition held in the Museum of Kyoto. Madrid's Reina Sofia Center also found that by inspiring Dali museum of works of Figueras did not go without work and a little room that did not look slow. It was a large retrospective exhibition of the charm full of Dali. The Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, located in the east and west of the torii is always fun, make sure you check the exhibition is when you go to Kyoto.

~ satoko

This art gallery visit always a few times a year.
I often visit the exhibition of Impressionist usually, this time "Dali Exhibition".
Visit the famous "Morohashi Museum" in about two years ago in the Dali collection in Fukushima Urabandai, it is the visit of remembered that I enjoyed very.
The entrance of the actress Mae West the only exhibition that simulates I can copy the photos, this is interesting ish Dali! ! I went in with excitement.
Exhibition of the midst is, certainly (there was a little also, such as jewelry of Dali design), but Dali I have just a wonderful thing to feel a unique world many exhibition of the plane, were many of the exhibition, such as a sculpture of the above-mentioned " who Morohashi museum "was enjoyed. (I'm sure or deep knowledge of the art, this might be good that can be seen more if more are familiar to Dali)
Still here museum, was always mind exhibition is often attracted, personally able to meet for the first time in decades in the "dancer" of Renault Earl that I saw in his youth (the United States, Washington National Gallery of Fine) There is also a memorable museum.
Now midsummer of time, such as, I think that it is a museum with a worth incorporating in hot Kyoto tourism.
Stars 5 of evaluation is not to say that "Dali" exhibition of this time, is the only assessment of the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.

~ teatea

Anyway tremendous exhibition is jostling. Tokyo several large exhibitions, such as the National Museum is concurrently held, we are always crowded.
So it is perfect if efficiently ladder, but when it is not reluctant to too much of the crowd, I think that is also good to changing jobs in the National Gallery of Modern Art next door. Exhibition is also to unique, is a great content and see what the collection exhibition also was in the season

~ mashinganzu

It was our second visit at one of Japan's leading museum of contemporary art. The building is impressive in the traditional early 20th century museum style. The special exhibit was uneven, some excellent works hung beside paintings we questioned why they were part of the show. 
Our impression was that it was a good facility, but the exhibit we saw was just average. Check first for the show on display before visiting.
The museum is located in wonderful surroundings, near the Heian Jingu Shrine.

~ peterke

A stunningly good exhibition, direct from The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, where the main exhibit has been lovingly cleaned and restored.
The Exhibition is called " Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan".
"La Japonaise" is a stunning, early Claude Monet painting a, surprisingly, larger than life portrait of his first wife Camille Monet in a kimono surrounded by bamboo and paper fans.
There are many other impressionist paintings and Japanese block prints. Also oriental objects and European objects inspired by the orient, made byTiffany etc.
We spent 2 hours and enjoyed it immensely.

~ lyn

It was really nice to take a break from the temples in a quite rainning day no matter how wonderful they are. It's not a huge museum, it took me 1 and a half hours to visit the second floor where they have the permanent exposition, taking my time to enjoy it. It's a free entrance and have a food assemble of contemporary artists. It varies what's on display as well as temporary expôs. When I was there there where a Renée Magritte and a Louvre paintings exposition. Very nice and close to other museums.

~ helo

We visited the Kyoto Museum of Art today for a exhibition which was great & worth the entrance fee. BUT how I wish that there was at least an English version of the recorded guide available or an English translation of the written guide. 

~ babywend

Which is the eye. to watch her collection, Salvador Dali at the art gallery hosted by Kyoto since the beginning, go right up until the end of his life.
Although missing important job like persistence of memory or soft construction of boiled bean, but the work of the other, he was very interesting, especially work early with the image. Make you miss the last act of the movie the witch prom theme atomic painting at dali inspired by Blow up the magic of the Hiroshima, or illustrations, little one, Alice in wonderland at da lee interpretation from a book in the bank's own edition
Who's gonna come by Kyoto lately, highly recommend.

~ panu

Watch Magritte, Louvre, great Japanese Artists; entire families loving art and a lot of shiba inus and corgies, in the same place, with the most beautiful park. Everything there. I loved it.

~ ideb

See more Kyoto travel guide at here.