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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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Cool place to checkout and beat the heat (or the rain) when in Kanazawa. Some of the work in here is definitely over the top, but when we were there we really loved the sewing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool place to checkout and beat the heat (or the rain) when in Kanazawa. Some of the work in here is definitely over the top, but when we were there we really loved the sewing exhibit, the reflection room and the pool! Worth stopping in. Parts of the exhibits are free, while the other sections are for a pretty nominal... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's never a good idea to visit museums on a Monday, as many tend to be shut, but I had no choice as I was only staying in Kanazawa for one day. The building was open but the majority of the exhibitions were not and the whole place seemed curiously sterile and uninspired. None of it felt particularly Japanese, it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I should have known something was up when I was told there would be no refunds. Need I say more. Ok. You are probably thinking this guy is a Neanderthal and doesn't appreciate art. Not true. I'm an annual member of the Art Institute of Chicago. I think I can appreciate art. But seriously. What were these guys thinking? I... More 

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Hawick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just to the south of Kanazawa Park, the sleek circular building focuses on post 1980 art, both international and Japanese, as has an ever-changing line-up of temporary exhibitions

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Thank Douglas552
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

It is my first opportunity to visit modern museum in Hokuriku. Because there are few famous museum in Hokuriku. But it was so interested for me, and I was really impressed by exhibits. I saw theme of "Sewing". It was a little bit strange theme, but so interesting.

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Thank Sassasan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building just outside the Kenrokuen garden. The current expedition was really nice. A bit "too much" at times, but some great pieces. Van het pretty hot inside during sunny days

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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It's mainly large scale installation stuff, there's a fun swimming pool that creates a nice illusion. I was stunned by James Torrell's installations in Nao island and wanted to see another. I went in the daytime and again at 9pm at night - I think I literally had the museum to myself in the evening, lay on the floor in... More 

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Foster City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We visited this museum on the way to Kenrokuen Garden and enjoyed the interesting "swimming pool....." There were not a lot of other exhibitions as comparing to other modern museums.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

There are many places for excellent instagram-ready photos-- such as the rainbow panels outdoor exhibition (especially on a sunny afternoon), and the rabbit-shaped chairs inside. Blue Planet Sky was a cool exhibition space too!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The museum is worth it for the architecture, but if that wasn't enough you also have plenty of works by Kapoor, Turner, Fabre,... Very interesting place. Ridiculously overpriced souvenir shop with tiny plastic pumpkins by Kurusawa selling for 1600Yen...

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