Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art

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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 GreatArchaelogy.com, 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]