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“Small but lovely museum”

Akita Museum Of Art
Ranked #2 of 140 things to do in Akita
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Temporarily closed until April 6 for renovation.
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Its a small art museum, but i always liked such places. Means a lot less people, and gives you ample time to walk around the exhibits. Was there in August so you can see the kanto competitions right next to the museum. Also on the 2nd floor of the museum, there is a cafe and they have lovely sofas facing the outside overlooking a nice pool of water. It was lovely to sit and relax there.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

The museum, built by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, is truly stunning. It is a very modern building (opened in 2013).The only set back is that the museum is entirely dedicated to one artist that not many will know - Tsuguharu Foujita, a Japanese-French painter who did hang out with the likes of Picasso, Leger and Man Ray in Paris in the 1920s. His huge paintings of Akita winter scenes are nice, but, overall, the museum feels empty. The museum café is a good place to sit down for a tea and enjoy the arcitecture and a nice view.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Don't come here unless you are a big fan of Tsuguharu Foujita. Not much to see. "Event of Akita" is a huge piece mural painted by Foujita in1937 decorate the wall. Also on display are some other paintings (less than 20). However, it is really relaxing to sit on the cafe and look over the water in front of us.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Exhibition showing the most important works of Tsuguharu Foujita. Huge impressive work in main hall. Rest not so interesting. Not worth the entrance fee

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

I did not see the attraction to this place. Only benefit was the cost. Little over 300 yen, thus not a huge loss. Perhaps I have been to art museums all over the world and this one did not do it for me. For the cost, sure visit it, but keep expectations low.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Shawn H
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