Museum on Echigo-Tsumari

Leandro Erlich "Palimpsest:pond of sky" Photo by KIOKU Keizo
Ryota Kuwakubo "Lost#6" Photo by NAKAMURA Osamu
Nawa Kohei, "Force", Photo Kioku Keizo
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, "16 Ropes", Photo Kioku Keizo
[mé], "movements", Photo Kioku Keizo
Nicolas Darrot, "Ariel", Photo Kioku Keizo
Massimo Bartolini feat. Lorenzo Bini "Two River" Photo by Nakamura Osamu

Facility Info and Map

“Echigo-Tsumari is blessed with the bounties of nature, but the site for this building was in the town, and special conditions applied. My aim was a building with attractive spaces and architectural characteristics able to attract visitors in their own right. Furthermore, I believe that the structure must enfold nature, which I chose to represent with a pool. As for the surrounding space, I chose a pure geometric shape, the square, more beautiful than any other form. It would function to bring new order to a jumbled and messy town-space. Exposed concrete and lavish use of glass would give a quiet appearance to the building, separating the peaceful interior from the noisy outside. Inside, rooms are nested inside each other, a traditional form in Japanese architecture, found in sacred places such as temples and shrines.” (by Hiroshi Hara)

Initially the Echigo-Tsumari Exchange Centre, KINARE in 2003, the building was renovated and reopened as a new museum, the Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE in July 2012, and the museum will be renovated again in 2021. At the same time, the museum was renamed “Museum on Echigo-Tsumari”(MonET) and reopened.

Facility Info and Map

Open hours 10:00-17:00(Last entry 16:30) / Closed on Tue & Wed
*If Tuesday and Wednesday are consecutive holidays, the next business day is closed)
*Closed for year-end and New Year's holidays 27 Dec, 2022-4 Jan, 2023.
*Closed on 12,13 Jan, 2023 for the replacement of exhibits.
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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