Can Architecture Be Art?

A special exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

Jan 6th
Mar 7th
Venue: Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (MoMAK) When: Jan 6th - Mar 7th 2021, 9:30am - 5:00pm

A special exhibition taking place at Kyoto's Museum of Modern Art asks the question "can architecture be art?", and specifically focuses on the Bunriha, Japan's first architectural movement. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the movement's creation, and the event will examine artworks along with architectural drawings, models, photographs, and videos.

Part of the exhibition's goal is to highlight the role that the Bunriha played in modern Japanese architecture, and to help visitors discover the art in the architecture they pursued.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 1500 yen.

Getting there

The Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (MoMAK) can be accessed via bus from Kyoto Station. Take the Kyoto City Bus No. 5 (toward Ginkakuji Temple Via Heian-jingu Shrine), and alight at the “Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae” stop.

For those who plan to drive, there is no dedicated parking lot at the museum. Patrons are advised to park at the nearby underground Okazaki-koen Parking Lot. A parking discount of 200 yen can be provided from the museum on presentation of your ticket.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Elena Lisina 4 months ago
Sure it is Art!
Kim Author 4 months ago
I agree!