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Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto

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Interesting gallery

It is more a gallery than an art museum. It is not a big gallery but with interesting collection... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2017
Warren W
Hong Kong, China
Cool and quiet ..

Usually with some interesting exhibitions. Worth a visit esecially after a tired day of sightseeing... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Kumamoto, Japan
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Jul 7, 2017
“Fantastic History for the Local area”
May 26, 2017
“Interesting gallery”
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

We learnt so much about the surronding areas form this Museum. Lots of information on the earthquake that hit Kumamot a year ago, the hardship and the rebuilding and restoration they are currently doing to get the city back to its finest is incredible. There...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

It is more a gallery than an art museum. It is not a big gallery but with interesting collection. It is also situated right at the shopping center which is convenient.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Warren W
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Usually with some interesting exhibitions. Worth a visit esecially after a tired day of sightseeing or walking in Kamitori and Shimori malls in the downtown area for a short break.. one could just sit and rest a bit or have coffee in the adjacent cafe...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Reviewed December 21, 2016

This is a really nice place to rest from the busy streets of the shopping arcade. It is normally quiet and peaceful. They switch up the art exhibitions every month or so, some are free and some arn't.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank jumpingjewels
Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is not easy to find as it is up some escalators in a shopping mall. It isn't free but it did exceed my expectations.There was a photography exhibition on when I went and there was a lot of work in a number of rooms...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank BKB_12
Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The museum is quite small but had two small exhibition rooms and one large one. The large exhibition space exhibited works by locals and elderly people in the community. It was charming but not necessarily for art lovers. With that being said, the staff was...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Adam M
Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a quite extra-ordinary place in a very mundane location, above the shops in the city centre. As other reviews shows it hosts an international standard of travelling exhibitions, when I was there it was Amono, but many exhibitions feature western artist - recently...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

to see works by Warhol, Rauschenberg and Lichtenstein was a pleasant surprise. this museum has large galleries on the third floor, an xtensive lubrary and interesting cubism-inspired sculpture garden. located nearby the castle it is n idea side excursion in Kumamoto and if you have...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank walthervliegen
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