The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art is an art gallery located in Okayama city that collects and exhibits excellent art works based on the relations of Okayama. In addition to exhibiting various collections, you can also enjoy special exhibitions that introduce domestic and foreign art works.
About the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art opened in 1988 and is conveniently located in the city of Okayama. Approximately 4,500 items related to Okayama have been collected and are being exhibited sequentially on rotation. (As of September 2019)
In addition to exhibitions, there are also various events and programs such as workshops where you can experience crafts, art courses by curators and external lecturers, and tours where you can appreciate works while interacting with navigators.
Highlights and Things to do at the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
The main highlights of the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art are the Okayama Art Exhibit, which focuses on the works of artists related to Okayama, and the Special Exhibitions, which introduces precious art works from Japan and abroad based on a theme.
Here, we will introduce the charms of each exhibition, as well as a museum shop where you can purchase related goods from the collections.
Okayama Art Exhibit where You can Appreciate a Wide Range of Works
At the Okayama Art Exhibit, you can appreciate a variety of collections such as old calligraphy, Japanese paintings, Western paintings, and crafts. These include valuable works that have been designated as important cultural properties, such as the Ink wash painting by the painter Sesshu Toyo who was active in the 15th century. Old books and Japanese paintings are rotated every month, and Western paintings and crafts are rotated every three months.
In addition, there are interesting special exhibitions that focus on specific themes and genres, so be sure to check them out.
Special Exhibitions where Displaying Works of Art from Japan and Abroad
At the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, special exhibitions with various themes are held in a cycle of about one to two months. You can appreciate a lot of valuable exhibits such as art works of domestic writers and paintings from museums around the world.
In addition, the special exhibitions held every year such as Okayama Prefectural Art Exhibit, which covers a wide range of works of art such as Western painting, sculpture, crafts, and photography, and the Japanese Traditional Crafts Exhibition Okayama Exhibit with traditions such as ceramics, dyeing, lacquering, and metalworking, are charming.
Museum Shop "KENBI CIFAKA" where You can Find Goods Related to the Collections
Make sure to stop by the museum shop “KENBI CIFAKA”. There are many postcards and catalogs of collections that are perfect for souvenirs.
In addition, products such as tote bags and T-shirts with stylish illustrations by popular illustrator Miyuki Morimoto from Okayama Prefecture are also popular.
Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art Opening Hours and Ticket Fees
The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art is open from 9:00 to 17:00, and last entry is 30 minutes before closing. It is closed on Mondays, and if Monday is a holiday, it is closed on the following day. In addition, the museum is closed during the year-end and New Year holidays, as well as during the exhibition rotation period.
The admission fee is 350 yen per adult. The fee may vary depending on the contents of the special exhibition. (As of September 2019)
How to Get to Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
There are three ways to access the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art: On foot, tram, and local bus from JR Okayama Station.
Among these, using the Okayama Korakuen bus is quick and convenient. Take the bus from JR Okayama Station Korakuen Exit (East Exit) No. 1, and arrive at the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art bus stop in about 3 minutes. The museum is located right where you get off.
- Spot name: Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
- Street address: 8-48 Tenjin-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama 700-0814
- Access: Okayama Station → [Okayama Korakuen Bus] approximately 3 minutes → Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art bus stop
- Wi-Fi: Available (Okayama Free Wi-Fi)
- Language: English, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Korean, French
- Ticket Purchase: At acceptance
- Credit cards: No credit cards accepted