The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art was opened in 1989 as the first public museum in Japan specializing in contemporary art. Commemorating the facility’s 30th anniversary, this exhibition focuses primarily on the trajectory of the museum’s activities and the architecture that has served as a foundation for them. Drawing on the collection, which has been amassed over the years, and documents related to the museum’s various programs along with some new works by participating artists and other materials, the exhibition will unfold throughout the entire facility. Based on a series of keywords such as viewer, architecture, place, conservation, history, deviation, and in-between, the exhibition looks back at these aspects and sets out to reexamine the museum’s appropriate role and various factors that support its activities.
30th Anniversary Exhibition: The Seven Lamps of The Art Museum
VENUE Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
DATES March 9–May 26, 2019
HOURS 10:00–17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
CLOSED Mondays (except April 29 and May 6) and May 7.
ADMISSIONAdults 1200(1000)yen, University students 900(700)yen, High school students and Seniors [65 and over] 600(500)yen
*Figures in parentheses: Advance purchase and groups of 30 or more
*Junior high school students and younger: Free admission
*May 5 (Children’s Day): Free for children through high school