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Hiroshima Museum of Art

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Address: 3-2 Motomachi, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 82-223-2530

Half of the paintings in this round museum in the center of Hiroshima are...

Half of the paintings in this round museum in the center of Hiroshima are by the French masters, including Degas, Renoir and Monet, and the other half are by Japanese artists.

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Small but worth a visit

I visited the Museum at opening time and was the only person in the building, except for a security guard. As the Museum consists of several small circular display rooms. I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Museum at opening time and was the only person in the building, except for a security guard. As the Museum consists of several small circular display rooms. I was grateful that I could see all the artworks without crowds of visitors blocking my view. The collection is limited to well-known international painters (Picasso, Utrillo, Marc, de Vlamuck,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Not all the museum was open when I came here..there is a lot of European art like Picasso and the like..but 2 rooms were dedicated to Japanese artists..Impressed with their work..there is a small café called ..Café Jardin..can get a sandwich or a small cake with a drink..

Thank Marta E
Mitoyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I went here on a rainy day, expecting to see some fresh artwork. However, it was a special exhibit of only artwork from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston... and considering I have been to that museum more than once it was a bit of a let down. Especially since I believe you are allowed to take pictures in... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We ended up seeing the special exhibit of art of Venice, which replaced the normal pictures in the main space. Some, but not all, of the pictures normally hanging there were moved to another space in the museum. I did enjoy it anyway, but I think I'd have liked to know ahead of time about the rearrangement.

Thank Geoviki
Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This museum has quite a few paintings of well-known artists, e.g. Van Gogh, Picasso, Chagall.... but also has temporary exhibitions. When we went there was a Venice exhibition, quite interesting.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Who travels to Japan to see European art? While I was there they had a exhibition of European impressionists which was absolutely boring. Not the best works and although they advertised with some big names like Monet and van Gogh they only had one of each great painter. Supposedly they also have a collection of Asian art but I couldn't... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

The advertising promised much but the collection was not that special. It was a collection of European impressionists. However there was only one work from Monet, and some of the paintings were not the best examples of the period.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

If you like impressionistic paintings, you will definitely find your enjoyment in this museum. Or if you have plenty of time, it is worth a try.

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Hiroshima, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

For the price, not really worth it unless they have a special exhibit that interests you. The permanent collection is tiny and can be seen in under an hour (including watching the not too interesting video displays). The staff is prickly at best, and the out door sculptures (the best part of the museum) can be seen for free... but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Municipal Art Museum, considered one of the most important museums in Japan. you can find there great Paintings of amazing artists like van gogh... look for the Temporary exhibitions, when i visited the museum there was great children books paintings exhibitions. there is also Japanese garden, called Shukkei-en.

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