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Ishikawa Prefectural Art Museum, Kanazawa

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Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, also known as IPMA, is the main art gallery of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It is one of Japan's many museums which are supported by a prefecture.The collection includes some of the prefecture's most important cultural assets and works by artists with some connection to the region. It is located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa within the grounds of the Kenrokuen Garden.The gallery was first opened in 1959. When the collection ougrew its original building, a new facility was constructed. The current structure was completed in 1983.The museum has a large permanent collection; and only part of it is exhibited at any one time. The core collection includes significant works from the Maeda family collection which had been previously housed in at the University of Tokyo.
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  • This museum is next to the Kenroku-en Gardens & you can easily combine a visit to both attractions. The museum displays & explains a large number of regional crafts & some of the examples are truly ou...  more »
  • Getting off the bus in hirosaka, headed out on foot. For the twenty-first century museum was crowded to the Museum of art. Just off main street. The appearance of the building is quite modest. But I think as a national treasure, and many of the exhibits, satisfaction is high. And 6 garden +1 target facility. Entered the cafe after touring the Museum Café. Cafe was not good.....
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  • The permanent exhibitions at this museum is small but there are some beautiful ceramic pieces, kimonos and other art pieces. There was a special exhibition in the basement by a Japanese Sculptor, whil...  more »
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  • Very aesthetically set up museum. Small collections in large airy light spaces. Wonderful cafe worth a bit of a long wait to get in
  • Not bad, but a bit depressing since no one is there
  • A multi century tour of local artists working in a variety of different styles (ranging from crafts to sculpture to Western oil painting). Relaxing, spacious facility with lots of rest areas and very few tourists make it a good casual afternoon.
  • Museum is not amazing, but the café next to eat has super delicious cakes.
  • The permanent art exhibition is held in six rooms, including paintings and sculptures.

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