Iwate Museum of Art

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Iwate Museum of Art
Entrance of museum
Established 2001
Location Morioka, Iwate
Type Art museum
Collection size Yorozu Tetsugoro, Matsumoto Shunsuke, Funakoshi Yasutake
Director Harada Hikaru
Website http://www.ima.or.jp/en/enhome.html

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 acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits a collection of art 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