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Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art exhibits artworks related to Okayama. In this contemporary museum, special exhibitions and workshops take place in order to introduce various artistic activities inside and outside of the prefecture. Because it is situated at the center of the city of Okayama where Korakuen and Okayama castle are located, you can get here easily. In addition to black-and-white painting of Sesshu from about 600 years ago and works of Kuniyoshi Yasuo who is an important artist in the United States, there are works of various artists from many different periods. The exhibit is changed every month introducing the varied work.
- 8-48 Tenjincho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama
- Contact No.
- 5-min walk to reach the streetcar stop from the East exit of JR Okayama station. 5-min streetcar ride bound for Higashiyama. Get off at Joka stop. 3-min walk from there.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 (Last entrance is at 16:30)
Holidays: Monday (if it's national holiday, closed on the next day), during the exhibition change period.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 min
- Admission fee
- Adults 350 yen, College students 250 yen, Senior 65 years or older 170 yen, Free for Elementary, Junior high and High school students (Extra fee for special exhibitions)
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Many exhibitions that captures visitors' heart
This museum collects and conserves various artworks. Its aim is to "collect all the artistic documents related to the prefecture of Okayama." Therefore, the permanent exhibition is called "Art in Okayama." Furthermore, special exhibitions display artworks from different themes, including traditional works to contemporary animation works. The unconventional and liberal themes attract visitors' heart.
Many lectures and workshops
The "Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art" wished to develop local artistic activities, proposing a place to "create, learn, gather, protect and connect." It is a museum that creates art with local citizens. As a result, lectures and workshops take place very often, led by specialists of museums and invited teachers. Its aim is to promote artistic activities.
The Museum shop is also interesting! Here you can purchase creative souvenir gifts that you can't find anywhere else. There is also a cafe, famous for its waffles inside the museum. You can take a break here during your shopping.