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Hiroshima Museum of Art

A trove of Impressionism and modern Japanese art

Photo of Hiroshima Museum of Art, Japan (廣島美術館 by Wei-Te Wong)

Located in Hiroshima Central Park, the Hiroshima Museum of Art showcases a blend of European masters and modern Japanese artworks. Since its opening in 1978, the museum has offered a collection that includes Romanticism, Post-Impressionism, and contemporary Japanese pieces.

About Hiroshima Museum of Art

The Hiroshima Museum of Art (Hiroshima Bijutsukan) reflects the city’s resilience and appreciation for the arts. Established around the time of the 100th anniversary of Hiroshima Bank’s foundation, the museum features both European and Japanese art. The European collection has works from Monet, Picasso, and Van Gogh, among others, highlighting various art movements such as Impressionism and Fauvism.

The museum’s Japanese collection follows the development of modern Japanese paintings in the Western style from the Meiji period to today. It includes works by artists such as Seiki Kuroda and Yuzo Saiki, noted for their fusion of Japanese and Western influences.

Special exhibitions offer insights into artistic expressions and historical contexts that have shaped art in Japan and globally. The museum’s architecture is designed to complement the natural environment, with gallery spaces dedicated to different periods and styles.

The Hiroshima Museum of Art is an integral part of Hiroshima’s artistic heritage. It stands as a reminder of the power of art and is a key destination for cultural experiences in the city.

Getting There the easiest way to reach Hiroshima Museum of Art

 Astram Line

 about 5 minute walk (300m)

Genbaku Dome-mae
 Hiroden Route 2 + 4 more

 5-10 minute walk (600m)

Hiroden Kamiya-cho-nishi
 Hiroden Route 3 + 4 more

 5-10 minute walk (800m)

Hiroden Hondori
 Hiroden Route 1 + 2 more

 5-10 minute walk (700m)

Hiroden Kamiya-cho-higashi
 Hiroden Route 9 + 3 more

 5-10 minute walk (800m)

Around Hiroshima Museum of Art

Hiroshima Museum of Art

Art Museum in Hiroshima

open 9am - 4:30pm
closed Monday, unless a holiday (and other days)


ひろしま美術館, 広島

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