Since opening in July 2006, the Aomori Museum of Art has been active in having exhibitions, concerts, plays, and workshops by Aomori-native artists and performers. Most notably, Yoshitomo Nara, Shiko Munakata, Shuji Terayama, and Toru Narita are forerunners of the museum’s exhibits; with The Aomori Dog by Yoshitomo Nara being the museum’s symbol.
Closed the 2nd and 4th Mondays monthly.
The museum architecture itself is also an important part of the surrounding landscape and features as an exhibit itself. Designed by Jun Aoki to resembled the nearby Sannai Maruyama Historical Site excavation area, the simple walls and shape lend itself well to the beauty of the land. Atsuki Kikuchi, responsible for the visual identity of the building, decorated the exterior with stylized trees that represent the Aomori landscape and its connection to nature.
With four floors of art to explore, the Aomori Museum of Art contains a theater, community gallery, restaurant, shop, and more in addition to its galleries. The galleries also contain artwork from international artists, such as Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse, Rembrandt, and Picasso. Visit this museum that brings nature and art together in a harmonious union.
Created by Yoshitomo Nara, the Dog sculpture sits in front of its dish and is the symbol of the museum.
10 minutes by car from JR Shin-Aomori station or 20 minutes from JR Aomori station.
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