Art Tower Mito

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Art Tower Mito
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Theaters • Art Museums
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
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Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
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About
Art Tower Mito (ATM), symbolized by the 100-meter-tall metal tower that stands in its plaza, is a comprehensive cultural facility divided into three sections: a concert hall, a theater, and a gallery for contemporary art. Having opened in 1990 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mito's designation as an official city, the ATM complex has served as the venue for a wide variety of planned events, including musical concerts, dramatic productions, and art exhibitions featuring both Japanese and foreign artists. In addition, it has broadened the scope of its mission to act as a base for locally-produced cultural activities. In the future, ATM will continue to be a locus of creative activities, transmitting artistic culture from Mito to the rest of the world.
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Geordie K
Cavite City, Philippines198 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
At first from far away I thought it was a strange looking office building. Then upon inspection getting closer you can see it is just art. It is interesting to say the least, but one visit from us is enough for this lifetime.
Written January 22, 2019
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jean-marc b
Hong Kong, China92 contributions
Nov 2012 • Family
This museum is a living proof that you do not need to be in on of the great metropolitan area to have curators not shy to commit with conviction and originality to contemporary art.
Written November 30, 2012
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olafoomes
Amstelveen, The Netherlands1,606 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
A spectacular 100 meter high tower which is visible around the area and landmarks the actual modern museum site. If you want to go up you do not have to visit the museum itself. You can pay inside the tower building just to go up solely in the tower. On top floor (elevator only) you have great views over Mito city from all directions. Photographs inside gives you a clear indication (in English) what you actually can see. On the entry floor there is a small TV room where you can see its history and building process.
Written January 25, 2018
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Sue T
Canberra, Australia940 contributions
Oct 2019
We were pleased to see the tower, and the whole art centre complex, but it was very quiet with not a lot going on. The tower was closed, as was the contemporary art gallery. The foyer with the impressive organ was great to see. It's worth visiting the complex if you have the time in Mito as the tower is different.
Written October 14, 2019
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Sue M
Anaheim, CA19 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
Visited this tower in the rain. The view of the city was still breathtaking. The museum was fun. The staff was very friendly.
Written April 30, 2017
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Haruhiko M
Hitachinaka, Japan5 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
Nice to visit to be with beauty and wonder. And there are always some events at garden inside the museum. I sometimes visit there with my 5 y/o daughter to take time in playing with. Walking distance from Mito station.
Written March 13, 2017
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teddyiris
Hong Kong, China3,026 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
Art Tower Mito by Arata Isozaki (磯崎新) stands at a height of exactly 100 metres above the plateau, signifying the hundred years' anniversary of the Mito City. It is nothing short of amazing; yet the exceptionally starry night just exacerbated the joy of watching the Tower glow in the dark.
Written February 21, 2017
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ART196
244 contributions
Dec 2015 • Solo
I was not planning to enter the gallery proper to see the exhibitions but then I saw that the current exhibition is on architecture. More than that, it is about architecture in Tōhoku following the triple disaster. “Architecture since 3/11,” does not deal with disaster-prevention architecture, in which Japan is already advanced, but rather architecture to deal with the societal fall-out following a disaster: featuring halls of worship constructed from paper tubes, communal spaces in evacuation housing, replanting village-level social ties post-disaster, and so on. I have seen the evacuation housing in Iwaki, and have heard about how small communities were kept intact when transplanted miles away, and so, living in Tōhoku, this was of great interest to me, even though I do not usually visit contemporary art galleries. Contemporary art pieces included “Charcoal Forest,” a version of which, charcoal monoliths arrayed in a row in a bed of charred wood, is also on the gallery’s exterior (pictured). There was a classical music concert in progress held at the foot of the tower when I visited, playing Beethoven, including an encore of his 9th Symphony’s Ode to Joy melody (I would’ve preferred the Allegretto from the 7th, but it was nonetheless pleasant).
Written April 21, 2016
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Leonid A
Moscow, Russia63 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
I visited this museum in December 2001 and was very impressed by building and artefacts. We with colleagues made several very nice photos.
Written February 20, 2015
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