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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa 920-8509, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Touchable Contemporary Arts

The museum itself is not big so probably it only takes 1-2 hours visit. Most collections are from young foreign artists of contemporary arts and the museum is built like a park... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself is not big so probably it only takes 1-2 hours visit. Most collections are from young foreign artists of contemporary arts and the museum is built like a park. The core permanent exhibit the swimming pool is pretty cool so you can visit but above and below the pool. The day I visited was a rainy day... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say the video on line of this museum had me hooked . But the blinds were all down around the exterior glass , it was dark and at 5pm some of the exibits were already closed. I suggest a day time visit so you can see what I think is fabulous building.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is like a Guggenheim or MOMA, really amazing, so much to see, the exhibitions on at present (January 2017) are really good

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Seriously, the 21st Century Museum in Kanazawa is a nuisance, not a museum. The art collection is uninspired, tossed together with the only aim to give visitors some nice selfie opportunities. The staff is clueless and unfriendly, the entrance fee scheme opaque. Best circle around the building, have a look at the "Swimming Pool" by Leandro Ehrlich in the court... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most famous museum in Kanazawa, very near to the Kanazawa station by the bus... You can take any buses from Kanazawa station to here just 10-15min...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The museum is of contemporary art so goers would have to expect the type of art works that looking for. Honestly, I am not a great admirer of contemporary art so not really impressed with the exhibitions. Otherwise the building is a nicely constructed with a stylish cafe restaurant.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Overall a disappointing experience. Installations and architecture are popular selfie opportunities, attracting large crowds. The atmosphere is loud and chaotic, not exactly conducive to viewing art. Museum itself is interesting but crudely constructed and already looking the worse for wear. Advice: try to go at a less crowded time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

There is an entry charge to get to the best bits and the best bits are great. The museum is also a beautifully designed place in its own right so there is a great deal to enjoy but not perhaps if you are seeking out traditional art!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

It's near one of the Kenrokuen entrances. The paid area is more expansive so if you're here for the free exhibits you may be disappointed. Not too exciting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Check out the pics! I think some of the exhibits were kind of difficult to understand but still had fun. I like the art stuffs outside better than the ones inside.

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