Akita Museum of Art Opened

years:September 2013

On September 28, the Akita Museum of Art opened in Area Nakaichi, a redevelopment area in the center of Akita City. It was relocated from the former Akita Prefectural Museum of Art (opened in 1967), which housed the collection of HIRANO Masakichi, a wealthy Akita collector, located in Chiaki Park in the city. The new building, designed by ANDŌ Tadao, has three floors above ground and one below ground, with a total floor space of 3,746.66m2. Although it had been open provisionally since 2012, it was officially opened after the relocation of the mural painting, titled ‘Events in Akita (Akita no gyōji)’ by FOUJITA Tsuguharu. The exhibition, titled ‘Hekiga “Akita no gyōji” kara no messēji – Fujita Tsuguharu no 1930 nendai’ (September 28 – November 10), was held to celebrate its opening. (Japanese)

created: 27/10/2021
modified: 15/02/2023 (Update History)
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