Shimane Art Museum, Matsue-shi, Japan

The Shimane Art Museum (島根県立美術館) opened in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Japan in 1999. Designed by Kiyonori Kikutake and with a total floor area of 12,500 square metres, it houses a collection of Japanese and Western art, including Momoyama folding screens and paintings by Corot, Sisley, Monet, and Gauguin.

In March 1999 Shimane Art Museum opened its doors, revealing an art museum that was “open to the residents of Shimane Prefecture,” “supportive of artistic activities” and “in harmony with water.” Situated in a superb location by Lake Shinji, the Museum is committed to the promotion and development of art as a 21st century cultural center.

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It is the largest art museum in San’in, which opened in March 1999 as a cultural hub for the 21st century. “The art museum that harmonizes with the water” is the theme of the museum, and it holds and displays a lot of works with water drawn. Also, because it is located on the southeast coast of Lake Shinji, which is set for “One hundred Japanese sunset choosers”, it is suitable for sunset viewing, such as the installation of a rooftop observation terrace and the west side of the building becoming full of glass Design has been made.

Planning exhibition room
Permanent exhibition room 1 – Painting
Permanent exhibition room 2 – printmaking
Permanent exhibition room 3 – Crafts
Permanent exhibition room 4 – pictures
Permanent exhibition room 5 – sculpture · small project
Art Studio
Art library
Lecture room
Entrance lobby
Medium Second Floor Lobby
Second floor lobby
Museum Shop
locker room

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