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Aomori Museum of Art

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Address: 185 Yasuta, Aomori 038-0021, Aomori Prefecture
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The building and its architecture is something very interesting. Some of the artwork on display really were amazing. The 8.5m Aomori ken is the key attraction. Not far from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 23, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good to spend a relaxing afternoon at this nicely built museum. The architecture itself is impressive and there are interesting art collections inside, including those by the famous artist Yoshitomo Nara. More, the museum is very close to the archaeological Sannai Maruyama-Site; if time allows, it's refreshing to just walk to visit there too. One more thing I like... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Expensive entry fee for paltry collection and pretentious attitude. No photos allowed of anything. Exterior of building has one striking vantage point, but from anywhere else is a brutal white block of no appeal. It's irritating to see a cartoonist celebrated as an artist. The temporary exhibition was incoherent.

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Thank ArlingtonEddie
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

The art of display is by Modern Japanese artists. There is some beautiful work here. There are three theatre backdrops by Chagall when he was in the USA. There are stunning works.

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galveston, texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

We really liked Aomori Ken - their special dog in his own private kennel. Do not miss Ken as one must exit the museum to see him - up close and personal. Just follow the signs. The entire visit will likely take 2-3 hours. Nice helpful staff, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Great space and well-curated art shows. Worth the trip to see. Lots of art by local, but internationally recognized artists.

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Kawasaki, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

I usually consider going to art galleries a waste of time, but this one was interesting. There was a lot of Japanese and Korean contemporary art, like paintings, drawings, scrolls, videoart and of course statues, including Aomori Ken - a huge statue of a dog.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

The building and its architecture is something very interesting. Some of the artwork on display really were amazing. The 8.5m Aomori ken is the key attraction. Not far from the town centre. Ample parking is available. Reasonable English assistance was available.

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great insight into the evolution of Miffy over a 60 year period. Lots of books and souvenirs for this event. Not to be missed if you are not in the Netherlands

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

Initially we only ventured out to Aomori Art Museum to see the huge 8.5 meter tall Aomori Ken sculpture- by Nara Yoshitomo- as he looks a lot like our Whippet and we were missing him. However the gallery is fantastic. The building is made up of series of spaces that is easy to navigate with help of the many guides... More 

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Sydney
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2015

An overly helpful covey of attendants shepherds one through the exhibits in a very orderly fashion despite this being a modern art facility. Concentrating on Japanese modern the best thing about this museum was the three Chagall ballet backdrops in the ante-room. I admit to being a non-fan of modern art but this museum was painful; even down to entering... More 

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