Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

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Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
京都市美術館
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Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (Japan)
Established1933 (1933)
Location124 Okazaki Enshojicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Coordinates 35°00′46.21″N135°47′00.85″E / 35.0128361°N 135.7835694°E / 35.0128361; 135.7835694 Coordinates: 35°00′46.21″N135°47′00.85″E / 35.0128361°N 135.7835694°E / 35.0128361; 135.7835694
Type Art museum
Owner Kyoto City
Public transit access
Nearest car parkOkazaki Koen Parking Lot (can be used for fee)
Website www.city.kyoto.jp/bunshi/kmma/en/
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The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (京都市美術館, Kyōto-shi Bijutsukan) is one of the oldest art museums in Japan. [1] It is located in Okazaki Park in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto and opened in 1928 as a commemoration of Emperor Hirohito's coronation ceremony as it was initially called the Showa Imperial Coronation Art Museum of Kyoto.

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Upon renewal of the museum in 2020, Kyocera obtained the naming rights and the museum was renamed to Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art (京都市京セラ美術館).

Important works in the collection

Building information

Access

Surroundings

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References

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Museums" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 671-673.