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30th Anniversary of the Yokohama Museum of Art
Meet the Collection

Meet the Collection


2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Yokohama Museum of Art. "Meet the Collection", designed to commemorate this important milestone, is made up of two parts: “Life” and “World.” Divided into a total of seven sections, the exhibition consists of over 400 works, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, videos, and crafts, drawn from the museum’s collection of over 12,000 items. In addition, four artists [Tabaimo, Asai Yusuke, Imazu Kei, Suga Kishio]have been invited to create some unique encounters between their own works and those from the museum collection as a means of conveying the free and diverse ways of viewing and interacting with art.

Moreover, the Heisei era will come to a close during the exhibition period. The history of the museum, which opened in 1989, the first year of Heisei, corresponds exactly with the era. While focusing primarily on collecting works, the facility has staged countless encounters based on art. The museum resembles a magnetic field, creating links and cultivating rich relationships between highly individualistic works, the artists who made them, and the viewers who come to see them. In this watershed year in the Yokohama Museum of Art’s history, we hope you will join us in reconsidering the role and potential of the museum as a place to meet the collection.


DatesApril 13 (Sat.)-  June 23 (Sun.), 2019 
Open Hours10:00-18:00
*Open until 20:00 every Friday and Saturday
*Admission until 30 minutes before closing.
ClosedThursdays(Except May 2), May 7 (Tue.) , 2019
Organized byYokohama Museum of Art (Yokohama Arts Foundation), Kanagawa Shimbun, Television Kanagawa Inc.
Grant fromJapan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities, Japan Arts Council
In Cooperation with
Minatomirai Line, Yokohama Cable Vision Inc., Yokohama FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd.,  Metropolitan Expressway Co., Ltd.


University students
High school students 
700 (500/600)
Junior high school students500 (300/400)
Children under 12Free
Seniors (65 and older)1,000
*ID required. Only available at ticket counter in the museum.

*(/)=Advance / Group of 20 or more.
*For a group of 20 or more, reservation is required in advance.
*Free Admission on June 2 (Sun.) 
*Advance tickets are available from January 4 (Fri.) until April 12 (Fri.), 2019 at the Museum Shop and through Seven-Eleven ticket or eplus ticket.
*Free admission for high school students and younger with valid IDs on Saturdays.
*Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the entrance.)

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