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Matsumoto City Museum of Art

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Good building and contents

This is well worth a visit. The sculpture in front is by a local artist who spend decades in NY... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado, USA
Beautiful Collection

The standing collection is lovely. Some great Kusama exhibits - it's her home town. The guest... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert H
London, United Kingdom
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4-2-22 Chuo, Matsumoto 390-0811, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit. The sculpture in front is by a local artist who spend decades in NY but finally returned to her home town. I like that.

Thank BinColorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The permanent collection is very nice, although little is explained/marked in English. You buy tickets, and at every room you must show them again. It also puzzeld me why they are so fanatic about not taking pictures. Seems just a rule to abide, and all...More

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The standing collection is lovely. Some great Kusama exhibits - it's her home town. The guest collection was some amazing wood carvings. So quite and peaceful

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Yayoi Kusama's home town - Matsumoto! Her permanent exhibition isn't huge but it lists all her major art works and her biography. Too bad we missed her All About My Love temporary exhibition. Worth a visit.

Thank Mic C
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Small but well presented museum featuring a great selection of work by local artist Yayoi Kusama. Staff are friendly and polite so was nice to walk around and take your time.

Thank IggyAndMatt
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

I liked her art verry much but what i liked most and most was the story of her life so brave women that belive in her artt and in herself.

Thank LilianaLucas
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I happened to find that Yayoi Kusama exhibition was going on at this museum when I visited Matsumoto. Before I left Matsumoto, I went to the museum and I was able to see the exhibition. I walked to this museum from Matsumoto train station. I...More

Thank TMLA
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

IF the yayoi kusama exhibition is still there this is a MUST see if you like this description. The collection is very playful and has several small room set-ups that surprise you with mirrors, glow-in-the-dark and lights. That makes this special exhibition a bit of...More

Thank Arlet S
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure of getting to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibition which was amazing! I think they have some of her works there all the time.

1  Thank lola0476
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I visited Matsumoto to see Yayoi Kusama's exhibition and it was worth making a trip from overseas. I had seen a big exhibition in Tokyo last year, and I agonised whether I should make a trip and I am glad that I made an effort....More

1  Thank Pengapa
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Esti M
8 August 2018|
Response from Arlet S | Reviewed this property |
No it ended the 22.08.2018 in Matsumoto City Museum of art. HOWEVER, there is another special exhibition in the YAYOI KUSAMA MUSEUM in Tokyo until 31.09.2018 ("Here, Now, I Have Reached the Grandest Start of My Life")
Esti M
8 August 2018|
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Response from TMLA | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about my belated response. I have just checked the museum's website. Kusama exhibition titled All About My Love ended on July 22, 2018.
Kathryn B
9 October 2015|
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Response from LightPro | Reviewed this property |
They limit photography within the exhibit to just one large room where about 40 of her square canvases are shown. The entrance fee is ¥1200, well worth it.