Nagoya City Art Museum in Fushimi, not far from the Hilton Hotel, has a small permanent collection of contemporary western and Japanese art.
Located across Shirakawa Park from Nagoya's Science Museum, Nagoya City Art Museum opened in 1988. The permanent collection includes works by foreign artists such as Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Frida Kahlo and Maurice Utrillo. Japanese contemporary art is represented by Shusaku Arakawa, Tsuguharu Fujita and Tadaaki Kuwayama. The collection is rotated four times a year.
The facility also includes works by local artists, a temporary exhibition gallery, a library, auditorium, cafe and shop.
The Nagoya City Art Museum also hosts special exhibitions and the exhibition entitled "400 Years of European Masterpieces from the State Hermitage Museum" from July-September 2012 drew record crowds.
Nagoya City Art Museum
17-25, Sakae 2-chome
Tel: 052 212 0001
Admission: 300 yen
A short walk from Fushimi Station (Exit 5) on the Higashiyama and Tsurumai subway lines or Osu Kannon on the Tsurumai Line (Exit 1).
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