The Main Gallery was built when the Ohara Museum of Art was founded.
The museum expanded to open the Annex, the Craft Art Gallery, the Asiatic Art Gallery and Kojima Torajiro Memorial Hall and has maintained these galleries to this day.
The museum celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2000, when water lilies were sent from Monet’s Japanese-style garden in Giverny, France.
In the pond next to the Craft Art Gallery, beautiful water lilies are in full bloom from spring to summer.
Please have a good time at the Ohara Museum of Art.
Some works has not been exhibited by lending to other museum or holding exhibition or maintenance. Please acknowledge it beforehand. Please inquire about works under the exhibition in advance.
The Main Gallery, where two sculptures made by Rodin welcome you at the entrance, features artwork by the Impressionists, collected by Kojima Torajiro, and Modern art from Europe and American as its regular exhibition. Inside you will see masterpieces by El Greco, Monet, Renoir, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Segantini, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Fontana, Soulages, Pollock, De Kooning, Maillol, Giacometti, Calder as well as many other artists.
Craft Art Gallery & Asian Art Gallery
The gallery, remodeled from an old granary, consists of the Craft Art Gallery and Asian Art Gallery.
The regular exhibition includes ceramics by Hamada Shoji, Bernard Leach, Tomimoto Kenkichi, Kawai Kanjiro, woodblock prints by Munakata Shiko, stencil dyeing crafts by Serizawa Keisuke and antiques from China collected by Kojima Torajiro.
At the front of the Annex stand sculptures by Rodin and Moore, among others. It exhibits masterpieces by Japanese oil painters such as Fujishima Takeji, Aoki Shigeru, Kishida Ryusei, Yorozu Tetsugoro, Foujita Tsuguharu, Saeki Yuzo Maeta Kanji, Koide Narashige, Sekine Shoji, Nakamura Tsune, Sakamoto Hanjiro, Umehara Ryuzaburo, Yasui Sotaro Mitsutani Kunishiro, as well as sculptures by such artists as Takamura Kotaro and Ogihara Morie. Modern pieces by Yoshihara Jiro, Yamaguchi Takeo, Saito Yoshishige, Nanbata Tatsuoki and others are exhibited in the basement.
Route Map for Wheelchair
There is a luggage room next to the ticket booth. We can keep your luggage while you are visiting the museum
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FOOD AND DRINKS.
FOOD AND DRINKS
Food and drinks are permitted only outside of the building.