21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Kanazawa

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Admire a range of modern masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, home to a selection of rotating exhibits. The museum's extensive collection mostly concentrates on pieces created after 1980, with both foreign and Japanese artists represented. Don't miss the swimming pool display, which features an optical illusion placing guests under the "surface" of the water. Check the museum website for information on temporary exhibits, traveling collections, and special events. Put 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kanazawa day trip planner .
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  • Disappointing visit. Many of the permanent exhibits are CLOSED including the swimming pool, l’origine du monde, 50% of the “you renew you”, and the Michael Lin. Information about these closures not on...  more »
  • Said Museum of art and image a little arcane, but here is work on the outside, there is a sense of relief. Stroll leisurely laps was. I thought it is interesting as well works are usually not interested in art and visible is good. Comfortable chair can take a break here and there.
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  • Look at only the pool but did not enter the was fun. There are shop is very unique and cute. Recommended.
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  • modern art, easy to access by bus. for modern art enthusiast. good place to visit. taking picture is limited by restrictions.
  • I'm torn about this place. It boasts big names such as Eliasson (yet feels like it was for the sake of it) and feels a little cold (vibe not temperature). Yet it's necessary for any budding city to establish itself artistically. Looking forward to the museum finding its own identity.
  • Loved it! Great architecture!! The exhibition "the pen" was worth the rather high entrance fee. The other part of the main exhibition was great as well. There was also an exhibition of high school students, which was a cool thing to do. I wished I had a chance to exhibit my work when I was this age. The second floor also had an exhibition which was free.
  • Modern art. Fun place. New projects displayed every month
  • Wonderful museum! Highly recomend the visit! Exibitions and museum building are amazing!

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