About Takamatsu City Museum of Art
In the spring of 2016, the Takamatsu City Museum of Art reopened after about a year of renovation work. Conveniently located near the central shopping district, the museum is an art attraction with a modern style and a peaceful atmosphere, and a “square” where citizens come and go.
The museum systematically collects more than 1,600 works of art focusing on “Modern art in post-war Japan,” “World art after the 20th century,” and “Kagawa’s art (crafts). The collection of modern art is one of the largest in Japan in terms of both quality and quantity. These modern art collections have made the creative city of Takamatsu a prominent presence in the Setouchi International Art Festival and other art trends, and it is proud to say that they have created a cultural platform and a living art archive in Takamatsu.
How to get there
From JR Takamatsu Station, approx. 15 min. on foot South on Chuo-dori
From Kotoden Kataharamachi Station, approx. 10 min. walk through Kataharamachi shopping street and Marugamemachi shopping street
10-4 Konyamachi, Konya Town Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa-ken 760-0027, Japan
The Takamatsu City Museum of Art introduces art that is rich in diversity, is active in new activities, and, looking back, has a rich history. In 1949, shortly after the war, the Takamatsu Museum of Art was the first local public art museum in Japan to be established in the famous Kuribayashi Park, and in 1988, when the Seto Bridge was opened, it was newly built and moved to its current location in the center of the city. The museum, which was reborn in 2016, will continue to cherish the deep feelings of its predecessors for culture and art and grow with the times in solidarity with the citizens.