About Us

Photo: KASAGI Yasuyuki

The Yokohama Museum of Art opened to the public on November 3, 1989.

One of the largest art institutions in Japan, the Museum is known for its iconic architecture by Tange Kenzo. Our space consists of the expansive Grand Gallery, a total of nine gallery spaces, the Art Library that holds over 240,000 art-related books, the Workshop Studios hosting a wide range of workshops for children and adults, and a free area open to all to come inside to enjoy.
Located in the international port city of Yokohama, the Museum focuses on collecting and exhibiting modern and contemporary art created since the late 19th century, when the port of Yokohama opened, alongside many special exhibitions.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our Museum, surrounded by the history and the new spirit of Yokohama.


From April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2033, for the third administrative phase, the Yokohama Museum of Art will be operated by Yokohama Arts Foundation.

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