The Watarium Museum of Contemporary Art, Shibuya

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#100 of 265 in Museums in Tokyo
The in Shibuya, Tokyo stands together with the Mori Arts Center and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa as one of the major institutions in Japan and in Asia in the field of contemporary visual arts. It was designed by the architect Mario Botta in 1990.Large retrospective exhibitions of the artists Joseph Beuys, Larry Clark, Henry Darger, Jan Fabre, Federico Herrero, Mike Kelley, John Lurie, Barry McGee, Nam June Paik, Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger, have been held at the museum over the last few years.Together with the larger exhibitions, the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art organized lectures, learning workshops for children and small project room exhibitions - showing a balanced interest in both established and emerging artists.The museum is in Shibuya, Tokyo near Gaienmae Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
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  • I'm crazy, interesting things come every time there is a. (compliment) and I? That? The rating was 3, and when. Consistently good-looking owner & beauty I keeps asking for tips on what is in the feeling that the Museum always bothers.
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  • Number of years Buri, coming third. Not much in Tokyo contemporary art museum. Different from the Gallery exhibit is paid. The sense of unobtainable in the Cafe and the store has a unique product. This was 1000 yen, depending on the contents of the exhibition lacks volume and sound.
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  • Today were at the show, Barry Mcgee in this 4jetazhnom a small museum, designed in 1990 for themselves Bott. Tickets for 800 yen, a great shop art-objects and souvenirs on the first floor, there are interesting trivia and postcards. Necessarily keep coins for 100 yen , with bags are not allowed in the Museum, and for the lockers need coins. Cozy and at home around many cafes and galleries
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  • The gallery is rather small (although its split across 3 floors!). The bookshop is the real attraction, worth visiting.
  • Small, uninteresting exhibitions, unwelcoming vibe from ticketlady.
  • It takes you like 4 steps to see each floor, the only good thing is the book store that you can visit for free
  • relatively small scale art museum
  • Small museum as a gallery. I like the atmosphere.

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