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Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

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Address: Kita 1 Nishi 17, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0001, Hokkaido
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Ancient and contemporary collections from Japan and the world over fill...

Ancient and contemporary collections from Japan and the world over fill this famous art museum.

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Small but great art

We spent 2 hours in this museum, for about $16 USD for two. They packed a lot of modern art into this place, including abstract paintings, Ukiyoe pieces and pottery. No pics... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 May 2016
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I spent about 45 minutes reviewing the two exhibitions, both were mainly local and national artists works with limited foreign works. The Gallery is nice with high ceilings and it's a worth a trip to review the work even if you're not a big art person. Note they don't take Visa so be cash ready. Accessible by both Subway and... More 

Thank on_the_mish
Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Very well out together museum. I saw a travelling exhibit only but it was very entertaining and the museum was clean and nice inside and out.

Thank Gordie W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We spent 2 hours in this museum, for about $16 USD for two. They packed a lot of modern art into this place, including abstract paintings, Ukiyoe pieces and pottery. No pics allowed inside. There's also a café inside.

Thank TheErrantWanderer
Penang Island, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

I would recommend going to this museum only if you find yourself in the area on an afternoon with nothing else to do in Sapporo. There is a minimal entrance fee and the exhibits do change from time to time but there simply isn't enough to justify the museum. - No pictures are allowed for special exhibits - Lack of... More 

Thank FoodieMan2013
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is a medium sized fine art museum operated by the Hokkaido Prefectural Government. They have a permanent collection section called “Collection Gallery” and a special exhibit section. We were lucky to see a special exhibit called “The Dream of French Paintings – From Impressionism to Ecole de Paris” which is running from June 27 to August 23, 2015 with... More 

Thank Chuzaa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

There are two sections to this museum - one with pieces from the museum's permanent collection and one for special exhibitions. Both are small spaces, so it is worth getting the ticket for both areas. Despite the size, I was able to spend most of my afternoon here today and enjoyed both sections. Unfortunately for many international visitors, there is... More 

Thank Patrick S
Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Visited this small modern art museum to see art works for "Sapporo International Art Festival 2014 (SIAF2014)". Like some prior reviewers pointed out this is not a big grandeur museum showing valuable modern art works like other modern art museums. However, the art works presented for SIAF 2014 were worth watching... It's not far from Odori park station (probably 15... More 

Thank Scythian33
Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

For whatever reason none of the modern art part of the museum was open. However I still had to pay full price (1300 yen) for the ONE visiting exhibit. While the Japanese antiquities were interesting, descriptions were only in Japanese. There was no program or map on any other language offered either. It was crowded, but thankfully I could still... More 

Thank SuziReckless
Sapporo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Visited the permanent gallery and special exhibition. Both contain an expansive collection of art. I enjoy the permanent exhibits more. All description are written in Japanese. Entrance fee to both galleries are separated. Quite costly for me.

Thank Hazel H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

A nice combination of modern, traditional and a special exhibition made this a very enjoyable visit. I am not sure if the ukiyoe works, 100 beaties of Edo was a permanent display or a special exhibition, but it was an excellent presentation. The modern art combined paintings, ceramic and glass of mostly Japanese artists and kept my interest and the... More 

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