Attraction Japan 〒730-0011 Hiroshima-ken, Hiroshima-shi, Naka-ku, Motomachi, 3−2 Published on: 27-02-2016
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Why Hiroshima Museum of Art is special ?
With "For Love and Peace" as its theme, the Hiroshima Museum of Art embodies both a prayer for the repose of the souls of the victims of the atomic bomb and a strong desire for peace. The museum's collection includes a wide variety of artwork, including foreign works ranging from mid-19th Century Romanticism to those representing the School of Paris, as well as Japanese modern art from the Meiji Period to the present. The museum stands out especially for its exemplary collection of works by French Impressionist artists, including Cezanne, Monet, Renoir, van Gogh and others. A horse-chestnut tree, a gift to the museum from Picasso's son, stands in the museum's courtyard.
What to explore at Hiroshima Museum of Art?
The Hiroshima Museum of Art exhibits both modern European paintings, with an emphasis on the French Impressionists, and contemporary Japanese oil paintings from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) to the present day.
The over 90 works of modern European art include paintings by Bonnard, Braque, Chagall, Degas, Delacroix, Cezanne, Gauguin, Matisse, Millet, Monet, Munch, Picasso, Renoir, Rousseau, Sisley, Utrillo and Van Gogh.
The Japanese collection has paintings by the likes of Chu Asai, Rei Kamoi, Ryusei Kishida, Ryohei Koizo, Morikazu Kumagai, Seiki Kuroda and Yuzo Saiki.
The Hiroshima Museum of Art also puts on periodic special exhibitions. The museum has a museum shop and a tearoom on the first floor. The galleries occupy the 1st floor (ground floor) and basement.
How to get to Hiroshima Museum of Art?
The Hiroshima Museum of Art is a short walk south from Hiroshima Castle and a short walk east from Hiroshima Children's Museum. Take a street car #1, #2 or #6 from Hiroshima Station to Kamiya-cho or street car #7 from Yokogawa JR Station.
- Inspiration for artists
- Nice special exhibit
- Art from three perspectives
- What a find between Peace Park and Castle
- A decent regional art museum
Japan 〒730-0011 Hiroshima-ken, Hiroshima-shi, Naka-ku, Motomachi, 3−2
Tips for you
On a day trip to Hiroshima to visit the Peace park and then walk to the castle we came across this museum by chance. It was a perfect place to cool off, see some world face artists' paintings and purchase some interesting arty gifts. What really impressed me were the variety of works from French impressionists. I also particularly like the selection of Picasso paintings from when he first came to Paris then through his life to one a year or two before he died. Great to see some art in the 'making' with hands-on etching and printing.