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The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art opened in central Sapporo in July 1977 with the aim of serving as a comprehensive modern art museum that is both regionally and internationally oriented. In its role as one of Hokkaido's major cultural facilities and a place where anyone can enjoy and learn about art in a relaxing ambience, the museum is actively engaged in developing its collection, producing diverse exhibitions and educational programs, and carrying out research.


The museum's collection covers a diversity of genres, with a focus on five categories: art in Hokkaido, École de Paris art, glasswork, modern Japanese art, and contemporary art. Special collections include one of European prints from the Renaissance to the modern era; the Takahashi Hakushin Collection of late Edo period ukiyo-e by Utagawa Kunisada and other masters; the Egami Hisayuki Collection of Hokkaido ceramics from the late Edo period to the postwar Showa era; and the Tomoda Takio Collection of modern and contemporary Western and Japanese prints.


The museum regularly presents collection exhibitions on a variety of themes, as well as special exhibitions introducing masterpieces across a wide range of historical periods and genres from both Japan and abroad.



9:30 - 17:00 (Last admission 16:30)


Mondays (except national holidays, in which case the museum is open on Monday but closed the following Tuesday), Dec. 29-Jan. 3, and for rehanging of exhibitions.
Please check for the latest details in case of temporary closure.


Kita 1, Nishi 17, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0001, Japan

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