About Akita Museum of Art
Akita Museum of Art was established with the intention of bringing enjoyment of the arts closer to the citizens of Akita Prefecture, thereby nurturing an environment of creativity among people and the city. Numerous works by internationally renowned artist Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita form one of the museum's themes. Born in Tokyo in 1886, Foujita graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, subsequently relocating to France. Foujita established his own style with the delicate sensibility of his nude portraits. In Paris, he produced large-scale paintings, and continued to work on murals after returning to Japan. Foujita returned to Paris once again and passed away in Zurich in 1968. As a permanent exhibit at the museum, Foujita's 1937 mural "Akita Celebration" depicts Akita festivals and culture of the time, including the Akita Kanto Festival, Taiheizanmiyoshi Shrine, and the Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival." The massive work measures 3.65m high by 20.5m wide. Akita Museum of Art stages numerous events and exhibitions of both individual and collections of Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita-related works.
Getting to the Akita Museum of Art
By train, the museum is approximately a ten-minute walk from JR Akita Station. By car, the museum is approximately a ten-minute drive from the Akita Central interchange, however the museum does not offer parking. Please use nearby toll parking facilities.
Description: Akita Museum of Art
|Sights||Akita Museum of Art (秋田県立美術館)|
1-4-2, Nakadori, Akita-shi, Akita, 010-0001, Japan
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 018-853-8686|
|Closed dates||Irregular closed dates|
|Admission Fee||Pay admission: 310yen|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Akita Museum of Art