21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Kanazawa

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Admire a range of modern masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, home to a selection of rotating exhibits. The museum's extensive collection mostly concentrates on pieces created after 1980, with both foreign and Japanese artists represented. Don't miss the swimming pool display, which features an optical illusion placing guests under the "surface" of the water. Check the museum website for information on temporary exhibits, traveling collections, and special events. Put 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kanazawa day trip planner.
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  • I noticed a request in this window asking what could be done to improve this Attraction, so I will address that first - Level the site and plant the area with grass. More attractive. More...  more »
  • This wonderful building really shows what a truly talented architect can do to shape space and contain art. Memorable scene include the swimming pool illusion and the incredible full height glass...  more »
  • I never actually paid to see any exhibits while living here. The park outside is a good place to park your bike (or get a rental) and there are a few interactive displays for the kids. One day a week there was a free arty play group in the morning for young kids. Next to the gallery is a restored traditional building that depicts a garden tea room. Good for a photo. Read other reviews if you want to explore the novelty of paying for the experience of a walking in a plastic roofed "swimming pool".
  • Definitely check this place out. Cool strcuture and fascinating spots where you can take pictures. I'll leave it as that but see it for yourself. I didn't pay for the ticket since the queue was extremely long but still enjoyed my 15/20 min here walking around in the free zone.

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