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Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

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A really fresh funky take on art

This museum wasn’t what I expected at all. It has a really different age on art. I expected the... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2019
Maurice F
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County Cork, Ireland
This museum may put you to the task of defining Asian art

It claims to be “the only museum in the world that systematically collects and exhibits Asian... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
kobekko
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Due to its geographical and historical characteristics, Fukuoka City has served as a gateway to continental Asian culture since ancient times. Today it has assumed a new role, that of a key interactive city for Asia. Fukuoka Asian Art Museum opened...more
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3-1 Shimokawabatamachi | 7 & 8F Riverain Center Bldg., Hakata, Fukuoka 812-0027, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed February 8, 2019

This museum wasn’t what I expected at all. It has a really different age on art. I expected the usual, staid outlook of a museum. Instead I encountered up to date interactive presentations. It has changed my perceptions and expectations of art. Well done to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

Everything has been done to make the viewer feel welcome from the seats to the free lockers, friendly staff and plentiful explanation. Just loved this feast of art and the political impetus behind it, Access via an outside escalator and just follow the signs.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

It claims to be “the only museum in the world that systematically collects and exhibits Asian modern and contemporary art (sic).” Its exhibits and ad hoc activities seem to justify such a claim but, then, “So what?” The answer depends on you. Some nonchalant visitors,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

The concept behind this museum is a great one: display contemporary and modern art from Asian artists. The space the museum has to do it is large and well designed. When we there, one floor of the museum was free. There was also a small...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Lots of different works from different periods Only 2 USD to get in as far as I remember A Variety of quality work with English explanations

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

I really liked the collection. It gives a nice overview of asian art. Not too big, so even if you aren't a big museum fan this collection is worthwile.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

This museum is across the road from the Kawabata avenue and subway. If you like Art and are also completing the walking tour, this is something you can finish off with to round up your day. Some of the exhibitions are free, however the permanent...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Unusual museum, highlighting Asian artists working in modern styles. Informative permanent collection--fabulous visiting shows--interesting student gallery. A lovely building, nice hot drink cafe, generally a well run museum with a great atmosphere. For art lovers from everywhere.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

I was there with my friend, we are not espatially into arts and we enjoyed the exposition very much. It is well presented and there are many productions of all asia (sculptures, paintings, ...) suprising and interresting. We had a break at the coffee place...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

Located next to the Nakasu Kawabata subway station, the premise is at the upper floor. The main entry is free, but entry to specific exhibition will need a payment. They also sell books on art and other stuff. The ambience is nice, but the exhibits...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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