The Akita Museum of Art is on the list of must-visit places in Akita Prefecture by TripAdvisor.
This museum is an art museum that is designed by the renowned architect Ando Tadao. The works of Japan's most famous western style painter Leonard Foujita is what this museum proudly presents. In fact, Akita's most famous painting, Tsuguharu Fujita's Events of Akita, reputed to be the world's largest canvas painting that illustrates the Akita life is permanently displayed as the museums's focal piece.
A triangular skylight and a free-standing staircase will greet the visitors once they enter the facility of the museum.
On the museum's ground floor, there is a gallery that exhibits various projects from works of local artist. On the second floor is where the museum shops and cafes are located with an awesome view of the Senshu Park.
Aside from the works of Foujita, the museum also exhibits other pieces of art from the collection of Hirano Masakichi, a Akita-born art lover.
From the west exit of the Akita Station, the museum can be reached in a 10 minute walk.
The museum opens at 10:00 to 18:00 and entry until 17:30 It has an irregular closures for the maintenance.
Admission fee is 310 Yen.
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