The Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art opened in September 1991 as the fifth Hokkaido Prefectural Art Museum. Located in Obihiro, a city in the middle of the Tokachi Plain and one of the core city of eastern Hokkaido, it serves as a cultural center for the entire region. The museum sits in a verdant park near the city center in an innovatively designed building that promises visitors refreshing new encounters with art in a creative space that nurtures emotional enrichment and individuality. Through a full schedule of exhibitions, lectures and other events, it aims to be a venue for lifelong learning where people of all walks of life can interact with art.
The museum focuses on developing its collections in the categories of leading artists of the eastern Hokkaido region; modern and contemporary prints, posters and other print art from Japan and abroad; and Western landscape and genre paintings, particularly of the Barbizon school.
Works from the museum's collection are on display several times a year in themed exhibitions held in the museum's Collection Gallery. Four or five times a year, the museum holds special exhibitions in its Main Exhibition Room that introduce superb works of art in a variety of genres from Japan as well as 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.
Midorigaoka Park, Midorigaoka 2, Obihiro, Hokkaido 080-0846, JapanOpen in Google Maps