Meet the collection
In a nutshell
In celebration of the Yokohama Museum of Art’s 30th anniversary, which neatly corresponds with the length of the Heisei era, the museum is marking this milestone with an exhibition from their extensive permanent collection. Works by Japanese artists are interspersed with those by well-known, international artists, with paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and more on view. The exhibition is made up of two parts: LIFE and WORLD. WORLD ends June 23 and will be replaced by The Eye of a Connoisseur: The Legendary Hara Sankei Collection. LIFE is on view until September 1. Four Japanese artists have curated “encounters” between their own work and works by other artists from the museum collection. Yusuke Asai (partial view of his Tree of Life above) is one of these curators and his section is dramatic.
The Yokohama Museum of Art is a large museum with an open entry area to display sculptures and exhibition space on the second floor.
English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
All of the information is in English, except for the extended captions in Japanese only about selected works.
Photographs are allowed.
These pieces are curated from a collection of over 20,000 works and it’s a great opportunity to see the best of best from Japan and the larger art world.
This exhibition provides a wide variety of art from the 20th century, offering something appealing to almost any art lover.
How far out?
About an hour from the center of Tokyo. Less than a five minute walk from Minatomirai Station in Yokohama (take Exit 3 and cross through the mall).
How much time?
About an hour.
How much money?
¥1,100 for general admission.
WORLD until July 23; LIFE until September 1. The museum is closed from June 24 to July 12 for the partial exhibition change.
Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
Definitely worth seeing while you’re in Yokohama.