Museum on Echigo-Tsumari, MonET

Leandro Erlich "Palimpsest:pond of sky" Photo Kioku Keizo
Kuwakubo Ryota "LOST#6" Photo Nakamura Osamu
Nakatani Michiko, "Voice from afar", Photo Kioku Keizo
Nawa Kohei, "Force", Photo Kioku Keizo
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, "16 Ropes", Photo Kioku Keizo
目[mé], "movements", Photo Kioku Keizo
Nicolas Darrot, "Ariel", Photo Kioku Keizo
Massimo Bartolini feat. Lorenzo Bini "Two River" Photo Nakamura Osamu
Photo Nakamura Osamu
Photo Yanagi Ayumi   

Facility Info and Map

【Museum of the one and only site-specific art, built by Hara Hiroshi】
The building was designed by Hara Hiroshi + Hara Hiroshi+ATLIERΦ, who also designed the Sapporo Dome and Kyoto Station Building. It features a centripetal space with a central pond and a corridor surrounding the atrium.

Permanent artworks

The works on display are deeply concerned with the characteristics of Echigo-Tsumari’s climate and culture, or allow the viewer to experience the transformation of space and time of the place where the work is exhibited.

Asai Yusuke/ Leandro Erlich / Ilya & Emilia Kabakov / Carlos Garaicoa / Kuwakubo Ryota / Kurita Koichi / Nicolas Darrot / Marnix de Nijs / Nakatani Michiko / Nawa Kohei/ Carsten Nicolai / Massimo Bartolini feat. Lorenzo Bini / 目[mé]/ Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger

Special Exhibitions (recent years)

MonET Museum Shop

This is the largest store in Echigo-Tsumari selling the ETAT goods. Official▽ logo goods, artist goods, terraced rice, originally designed sake and sweets, and many other local specialties are also available. Paintings, sculptures, and other small works by related artists are also on display and for sale. Take home a variety of “art” as a souvenir of your trip. Goods are also available in the online store (except for some items).

*MonET admission fee is required to use the store.

Planning and Exchange Space

“Salon MonET” with tea ceremony and library functions is also available. In the theater, video works, documentary films, and feature films related to Echigo-Tsumari are screened. In the corridor, a community space designed and supervised by Ryohin Keikaku Co. The aim is to create an open creative space where local residents and visitors can interact and inspire each other.

History of the Museum

Completed in 2003, it opened as the “Echigo-Tsumari Exchange Center / KINARE,” a base facility dealing with local products and tourism. The “Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art / KINARE” was created during renovations in 2012. In 2021, the museum underwent another major interior renovation and was re-launched as “Museum on Echigo-Tsumari, MonET”.

Facility Info and Map

Open hours 10:00-17:00(Last entry 16:30) / Closed on Tue & Wed
*If Tuesday and Wednesday are
holidays, the next business day is closed)

*Temporary close 2024/7/2-12
Tel +81-25-761-7766
Admission [Permanent exhibition] Adult 1000 JPY, Children under 15 years old 500 JPY [Special exhibition (including permanent exhibition) ] Adult 1200 JPY, Children under 15 years old 600 JPY
Address 2-71-1-6 Honcho Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture

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