21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Established 2004
Location Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Type Art museum
Website http://www.kanazawa21.jp/en

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (金沢21世紀美術館?) is a art museum in central Honshū in Japan. It is in Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture. It is at the edge of the Kenroku-en Japanese garden and near the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art.

The museum acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits a collection of modern art. There is an emphasis on on works produced since 1980 and works that "propose new values".[1]

History[change | change source]

The museum opened in October 2004.[2]

Building[change | change source]

The building was designed Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the architect office SANAA.[2] The 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize was awarded to the architects, in part because of their work on the museum.[3]

The structure has a circular form, with a diameter of 112.5 metres.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 21st Century Museum, Acquisition Policy; retrieved 2012-2-9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 21st Century Museum, History, retrieved 2012-2-9.
  3. Prtizker Architecture Prize, Jury Citation, 2010; retrieved 2012-2-9.
  4. 21st Century Museum, Architectural Concept, retrieved 2012-2-9.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 36°33′39″N 136°39′29″E / 36.56083°N 136.65806°E / 36.56083; 136.65806