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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa 920-8509, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 76-220-2800
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Nice but they can do better

The architecture of museum is very nice and modern... Unfortunately the exhibition in August were not at the same level... Some nice ideas like a new state with totally different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved the museum. It was accessible to people not "into modern art" as much to those who are "art buffs". Very family friendly outdoor interactive pieces before you get to the door.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The architecture of museum is very nice and modern... Unfortunately the exhibition in August were not at the same level... Some nice ideas like a new state with totally different rules and the fantastic Leandro pool...

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Hong Kong
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ranked as a top attraction of Kanazawa this interesting building from an architectural point of view is rather small and limiting. This is no MAJOR museum, rather a cute one with some quirky chairs and exhibits including a James Turrell Skyspace room (it wasn't a wow like so many I have seen in other locations). The museum was packed to... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was really crowded and the lines were very long. When you've finally obtained your ticket you will see that the long wait was sort of worth it. Some of the exhibits are worth it, but some you can skip in a moments notice.

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Shanghai, China
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reviews for this museum were very good so we decided to head over there for a visit. Have visited many museums in many cities and I found this museum to be ok but nothing spectacular. It felt more like a weekend family play area than a real museum. It was very crowded in August, lots of families. The exhibits... More 

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San Dimas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I enjoyed our trip to this museum. The Xijing installation was particularly intriguing. Must do!

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Tokyo, Japan
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit disappointed with this museum. Had a couple of exhibitions, but were quite costly to get in, and didn't seem to be very extensive. There was an interesting coffee shop, nice for a drink or coffee or a light meal, but that was about the extent. The building itself is interesting, plus the grounds around, but overall the museum... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is located just outside Kenrokuen Park. We didn't get here unitl near closing time so there was no point in paying for admission to see the exhibits. However, it is an interesting stop to see the free ones which includes the top of the swimming pool and the structures outside the main building.

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Bergamo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible structure. Don't miss "Leandro's pool". Interesting activities for kids. State of the art temporary exhibits. Poor shops (too small, can be enlarged, gadget quality can be improved). Expect some waiting line in weekends.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't like going to museum. This is one of the exceptions! The 'swimming pool' is a must-go place. It is very special and funny. Other exhibitions are worth to take a look. We saw some vans outside the museum selling different foods. We bought the pistachio ice-cream which was quite yummy. SEE SOME OF MY PHOTOS

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