Towada Art Center

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Towada Art Center was opened in the spring of 2008 as a central fixture of the Arts Towada Project, a city-wide initiative with the aim of rejuvenating the Towada city center through art.  One remarkable feature of this museum is that each art work in the permanent collection has been created especially for this museum, and the architecture itself has been designed with the artwork in mind. Various artworks are exhibited not only in the exhibition room but also in other areas such as the inner courtyard, rooftop and staircase, so visitors will be moved by this “new experience.”

Address
10−9 NishiNibancho, Towada-shi, Aomori
Contact No.
+81-176-20-1127
Access
40-minute bus ride on Towada Kanko Dentetsu Bus from Shichinohe Towada Station on JR followed by a minute walk from Towada Gendai Bijutsukan Bus Station
Opening Hours / Holidays
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 (Gates close at 16:30)
Closed: Mondays (Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday)
Official Website
http://towadaartcenter.com/en/
Time Required
2 hours
Admission fee
Depends on exhibition

※ 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.

Source:Sorasi photograph

Flower Horse: The Symbol of the Museum

Towada Art Center’s permanent exhibit holds a total of 38 works by 33 critically acclaimed international artists such as Yoko Ono, Ron Mueck, and Choi Jeong Hwa. Of the artworks, Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa’s “Flower Horse” may be the most symbolic of Towada and its history with horses. This overwhelming installation in front of the entrance surprises everyone!

Source:Sorasi photograph

Standing Woman a Strange and Uneasy Sight

The 4-meter-tall statue of a woman created by Australian artist, Ron Mueck, has a presence that overwhelms its audiences. Her pensive face is so realistic! The gap between her expression and the sheer size evokes a strange sensation.

Polka Dot World of Kusama Yayoi

Kusama Yayoi’s artwork “Ai ha Tokoshie Towada de Utau (Love Forever, Singing in Towada)” is exhibited outside of the museum. The energetic world of polka dots is created by the sculptures of a pumpkin, a mushroom, a girl and a dog. You can enjoy the feeling of entering a different world.,

Source:Sorasi photograph

aTTA: A Warning for Consumer Society

The fresh red sculpture of a leaf-cutter ant was created by Japanese artist Tsubaki Noboru. The artist created an agricultural ant in a robot-like gigantic size in the hopes that people will shift their attention to nature which has a limitless diversity. At the same time, this is a warning for a standardized modern society of consumption.

Source:wikipedia

Towada Art Center

Towada Art Center was opened in the spring of 2008 as a central fixture of the Arts Towada Project, a city-wide initiative with the aim of rejuvenating the Towada city center through art.  One remarkable feature of this museum is that each art work in the permanent collection has been created especially for this museum, and the architecture itself has been designed with the artwork in mind. Various artworks are exhibited not only in the exhibition room but also in other areas such as the inner courtyard, rooftop and staircase, so visitors will be moved by this “new experience.”

※ 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.

Source:Sorasi photograph

Flower Horse: The Symbol of the Museum

Towada Art Center’s permanent exhibit holds a total of 38 works by 33 critically acclaimed international artists such as Yoko Ono, Ron Mueck, and Choi Jeong Hwa. Of the artworks, Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa’s “Flower Horse” may be the most symbolic of Towada and its history with horses. This overwhelming installation in front of the entrance surprises everyone!

Source:Sorasi photograph

Standing Woman a Strange and Uneasy Sight

The 4-meter-tall statue of a woman created by Australian artist, Ron Mueck, has a presence that overwhelms its audiences. Her pensive face is so realistic! The gap between her expression and the sheer size evokes a strange sensation.

Polka Dot World of Kusama Yayoi

Kusama Yayoi’s artwork “Ai ha Tokoshie Towada de Utau (Love Forever, Singing in Towada)” is exhibited outside of the museum. The energetic world of polka dots is created by the sculptures of a pumpkin, a mushroom, a girl and a dog. You can enjoy the feeling of entering a different world.,

Source:Sorasi photograph

aTTA: A Warning for Consumer Society

The fresh red sculpture of a leaf-cutter ant was created by Japanese artist Tsubaki Noboru. The artist created an agricultural ant in a robot-like gigantic size in the hopes that people will shift their attention to nature which has a limitless diversity. At the same time, this is a warning for a standardized modern society of consumption.

Source:wikipedia

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