"Art Rally: Koumi, Japan" features
the work of six artists:
The exhibition is a result of an extended
residency that culminates into a response
to the Koumi Kougen museum and surrounding
areas. The museum is located in Nagano Prefecture
in Koumi, Japan, a mountainous region known
for its natural beauty and agricultural lands. The museum, surrounded by the Yatsugatake
mountains was designed by the renowned
Tadao Ando and is celebrating its 20th
anniversary.“Art Rally: Koumi” will
the centerpiece for the museum’s anniversary
events.In addition to museum pieces,
specific artwork and performances will
on display all around Koumi.
|KOUMI-MACHI KOUGEN MUSEUM OF ART
An art museum in the middle of nature
Located in Matsubara Heights, at the base of the magnificent Mt. Yatsugatake, Koumi Machi Kougen Museum of Art was planned on the theme of “harmony and fusion between man and nature.” Set in the natural landscape of the slope of Matsubara heights, with abundant nature all around, the museum is open and spacious reflecting its surroundings. By enjoying art we can come in contact with nature.Through encouraging creativity and welcoming hearts, this is a museum for everyone.
Ando Architect and Associates
Tuesdays; when Tuesday is a holiday, closed the following Wednesday
Free parking is available for up to 100
Visitors to the museum are asked not to take photographs, use ball pens, fountain pens, brushes or other writing materials inside the museum. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Visitors to the museum are asked not to smoke inside the premises.
Visitors are requested to follow the instructions of the attendants.
Take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Sakudaira
Sta. Transfer to the Koumi Line and get off
at Koumi Sta.Alternately if on the Chuou Line, transfer
at Kobuchizawa Sta. for the Koumi Line and
get off at Koumi Sta. In front of Koumi Sta. get on a bus bound
for Koumi Re’ex and get off at bijutsukanmae.Alternately get a taxi to bijutsukanmae.
This should take approximately 20 minutes.
On the Chuo Expressway turn off at Sutama IC. Follow Route 141 until you see the turn off for Matsubarako (Matsubara Lake). The museum is approximately 4km past the lake.On the Chubu-oudan Expressway turn off at Saku-minami I.C. Follow Route 141 until you see the turn off for Matsubarako (Matsubara Lake). The museum is approximately 4km past the lake.
Main Building 2 Storeys
4. Restaurant "cafe Hanasarasa"
5. Museum Office
6. Ramp way
8. Exhibit Room No.1
9. Exhibit Room No.2
10. Exhibit Room No.3
11. Inner Garden
From the observatory you can see the whole museum with Mt. Yatsugatake in the background. When you leave the museum why not climb up and take a look?