Hiroshima MOCA

The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art open in 1989 as the first public art museum in Japan to specialize in contemporary art. The museum has been closed for renovations since December 2020 (reopening on March 18, 2023 .

Museum building

The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art is located in the hills of Mt. Hiji overlooking the city and in a green park that is also popular as a damn place for cherry blossoms. Architectural design by Kisho Kurokawa. It is a postmodern architecture that represents Hiroshima , featuring an approach plaza regist of an ancient European plaza and a triangle roof regist of a Japanese ware house. Through the renovation work, while inheriting the ideas and designs of the architect Kisho Kurokawa, the museum will be visit by recovering the basic functions require for the museum, changing some designs and constructing new spaces.We aim to be an open museum to as many people as possible by accepting the diverse needs of people. The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art is developing its business based on the following four principles.

Collection and presentation of works from a wide range of fields

When collecting works, we systematically collect and store excellent works in each field according to three policies. The three policies are “mainly important works to show the flow of territorial art after World War II”, “works showing the relation ship between Hiroshima and contemporary art”, and “excellent works of young artist with future potential”.

A wide variety of exhibits

In admission to setting a theme and exhibiting the collection of works, we are holding a special exhibition that stimulates the mind by familiarising us with the development of various contemporary arts. In admission, we will explore the possibilities of expressions such as images and performance .


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