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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa 920-8509, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-220-2800
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Interesting.....if you're into modern art

Spent an afternoon visiting this museum during a recent business trip. I'm not much into art, but this place had some interesting pieces and displays. It's easy to find, and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

for an engineer like me with negative artistic, this place are nothing special to me. Luckily I only paid for admission to History, Regrowth and Future.I'll regret if I buy the full ticket include Ghost in the Shield. The event organize at basement more attractive to me, include of system, electrical, chemistry, etc...

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had planned for the museum to be a refuge from the cold rain after our walk in the Kenrokuen garden, and thought we would enjoy the free exhibits, and then pay for afternoon tea there. We loved the large-scale outdoor sculptures that the kids (big and little!) could climb in, but only played there briefly before scurrying in for... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am to sure if this place is serious.... It is a stunning building that (on the day we visited) housed displays of primary school children's art - good for what it was and almost certainly 21st century - but are they serious??? The other (pay per view) exhibitions were not open. The internal shops (which had staff in them)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent an afternoon visiting this museum during a recent business trip. I'm not much into art, but this place had some interesting pieces and displays. It's easy to find, and was not too crowded, fairly inexpensive for entry.

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Geraldton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Our whole family really enjoyed spend some time here on a rainy Kanazawan morning. The Gallery building is brilliantly designed, adding enormously to the experience of viewing the artworks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

They have free and paid-for attractions by contemporary artists from all over the world. A must-see in Kanazawa!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Lovely unusual architecture, massive round structure which is enveloped in an equally massive glass structure. Most of the exhibits are free and some you have to pay to enter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This museum was not as good as we'd hoped, and even buying what we thought was the highest priced ticket didn't give us access all areas. It was interesting to see the different exhibitions but it promised more than it offered really.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

It's a well publicised venue but I found the museum disappointing. For a start, it had more than one entrance which means you are not channeling visitors into the building to experience what you have to offer. In this case there wasn't anything outstanding in my opinion so perhaps it didn't matter. Corridors leading to dead ends instead of leading... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

There's discount entry of 280 yen for those with a loop bus pass which is great as that's about a fair price for the 9 permanent exhibits we saw. All were OK, the 'Junglin' photographic exhibit and the swimming pool being the best. The architecture should have been more cutting edge and in fact they sell a book in the... More 

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