The Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido, opened at its present location in central Sapporo in 1983. It was originally founded as the Hokkaido Museum of Art in 1967 with the donation of 220 works by the Hokkaido-born artist Migishi Kotaro (1903-34) from his family. In addition to exhibitions and events related to Migishi's work, the museum hosts concerts and programs for children. In 2017 the museum commemorated its 50th anniversary by adopting the acryonym "mima" chosen in a public competition, and expanding its activities with the launch of a series of exhibitions by young artists.
The museum collects works representative of all periods of Migishi Kotaro's career, from the early Girl Holding a Lemon (1923) to his largest surviving oil painting, Clown (1932), the Avant Garde-inspired Orchestra (1933), and the Surrealism-influenced works Carefree Shellfish (1934) and Flying Butterfly (1934).
The museum holds exhibitions four or five times a year featuring representative works by Migishi Kotaro from its collection, as well as special exhibitions on various themes that examine Migishi's art from different perspectives. In keeping with Migishi's progressive spirit, the museum also actively develops projects like mima-no-me, a series of exhibitions introducing young artists with roots in Hokkaido.
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 2, Nishi 15, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0002, JapanOpen in Google Maps