Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art (北九州市立美術館, Kitakyūshū Shiritsu Bijutsukan) is an art museum in Japan. It is on a hill in Tobata ward of Kitakyushu in Fukuoka Prefecture.[1]

The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai, c. 1829-1832
Monsieur et Madame Edouard Manet by Edgar Degas, 1869

The museum has 6,000 artworks.[1]

The museum shows the work of Japanese artists, like Hokusai's woodblock print The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai.[2]

The collection of Western art includes a portrait of Edouard Manet and his wife painted by Edgar Degas in 1869.[3]

The current building was designed by Arata Isozaki. It was built in 1974.[4]

History[change | change source]

The municipal art collection was established in the 19th century.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art; retrieved 2012-2-29.
  2. What the Fukuoka, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, September 1, 2009; retrieved 2012-2-29.
  3. File:Edgar Degas - Monsieur et Madame Edouard Manet.jpg
  4. Kenneth Frampton, Kenneth. "Arata Isozaki," Grove Art Online (2009); retrieved 2012-2-29.

Other websites[change | change source]