Iwate Museum of Art

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Iwate Museum of Art
Iwate Museum of Art.jpg
Entrance of museum
LocationMorioka, Iwate
TypeArt museum
Collection sizeYorozu Tetsugoro, Matsumoto Shunsuke, Funakoshi Yasutake
DirectorHarada Hikaru

The Iwate Museum of Art (岩手県立美術館, iwate-ken-ritsu bijutsukan) or IMA[1] is a prefectural art museum in northern Honshu. It is at Morioka in Iwate Prefecture.[2]

The museum's art is created by local artists such as Yorozu Tetsugoro, Matsumoto Shunsuke, and Funakoshi Yasutake.[3]

After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, all the temporary exhibitions during April 2011- March 2012 were canceled.[4]

History[change | change source]

The museum was opened in 2001.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. IMA is an English acronym. IMA stands for "Iwate Museum of Art"; see Iwate Museum of Art (IMA), Symbol Mark; retrieved 2012-2-8.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Museums" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 671-673.
  3. 3.0 3.1 IMA, "Message from the Director"; retrieved 2012-2-8.
  4. IMA, News and topics; retrieved 2012-2-8.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 39°25′N 141°54′E / 39.41°N 141.9°E / 39.41; 141.9