Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art was established in the Tobu Shintoshin (HAT Kobe) area of Kobe as a symbol of cultural reconstruction following the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. It boasts a stunning collection of more than 10,000 pieces of art from artists associated with Hyogo, such as Ryohei Koiso and Heizo Kanayama. As well as Collection Exhibits, which comprise themed exhibits from the museum’s collection and other small exhibitions showcasing predominantly external works of art, the museum also hosts Special Exhibitions, which introduce masterpieces from both inside and outside Japan. In addition to its exhibition rooms, the museum is also home to facilities such as the Art Information Center, and an outdoor space where visitors can enjoy sculptures, architectural design, and other interesting landscapes. In 2019, the museum opened the Ando Gallery, which displays models of works by the architect Tadao Ando (admission is free). [Fee] Varies by exhibition; please see the website for details. [Access] Approx. 10 min. walk south from the south exit of Nada Station on the JR Kobe Line; approx. 20 min. walk southwest from the west exit of Oji-koen Station on the Hankyu Kobe Line; approx. 8 min. walk south from Hanshin Iwaya Station [Credit Card Payment] Accepted [Foreign Language Support] Yes [Reservations] Not required (required for special exhibitions)

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