The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art is located in Okazaki Park where many other cultural facilities are centered. The building has a bronze roof and a unique western style of imperial architecture. The former museum was opened in 1933 as one of the celebration projects of the Emperor Showa’s ascendance to the imperial throne. This is the second earliest opened municipal museum of art in Japan.
The museum has a collection of roughly 2,100 art pieces which include Japanese paintings by Takeuchi Seiho, Tomioka Tessai, Uemura Shoen, Kikuchi Keigetsu, Kajiwara Hisako, Kanashima Keika, as well as western paintings, sculpture, crafts, calligraphy and wood block prints.
In the past, the museum has hosted a number of large scale special exhibitions featuring parts of the collection from the Louvre, important American museums, etc. Other special exhibitions featuring modern Japanese art and annual regular exhibitions are also popular.
*Address: Okazaki Enshoji-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, 606-8344
* Tel.: +81-(0)75-771-4107
* Fax.: +81-(0)75-761-0444
* Access: 10-minute walk from Higashiyama Subway Station
1-minute walk from City Bus Stop "Kyoto Kaikan Bijutsukan-mae"
(#100 from Kyoto Station, #5 from Kyoto Station or Sanjo Keihan, #32, 46 from Shijo Omiya or Shijo Kawaramachi)
* Entrance Fees: depends on the exhibition
* Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
* Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
* Closed: Mondays (open if Mon. is a national holiday), New Year holidays (Dec.28-Jan.2)
* Website: http://www.city.kyoto.jp/bunshi/kmma/en/information/index.html
The Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art Inaugural Exhibition: Hiroshi Sugimoto - "Post Vitam"