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Director’s Message

The Fukuoka Art Museum has collected and conserved approximately 16,000 works of art since we first opened in November 1979. Our varied collection includes tea utensils including Important Cultural Properties, Buddhist art, works by modern painters from Kyushu and by 20th-century artists such as Joan Miro, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol, and contemporary art.

We are positively engaged in organizing exhibitions based on diverse concepts with works from our collection as a core. We also offer city residents opportunities and venues for various art activities, as well as educational programs for all generations from children to seniors that convey the joys of living with art.

The Fukuoka Art Museum is located close to the central city area in Ohori Park, surrounded by abundant greenery with a peaceful pond. It has had a highly positive response from residents and visitors as an urban oasis as well as a center of historical, cultural and sightseeing interest along with the neighboring Fukuoka Castle Ruins and Korokan Historical Museum.

Fukuoka City has set the goal of developing as one of Asia’s leading cities where people enjoy the benefits of environmentally friendly urban facilities. In line with this vision, the Fukuoka Art Museum is committed to sharing the charms of Fukuoka City through art and cultural activities both domestically and globally.

The Fukuoka Art Museum reopened on March 21st 2019 after a large-scale renovation including a wide, paved approach in Ohori Park. From this time forward, we offer a variety of art programs that are enjoyable and fulfilling for all city residents and entertain and attract many visitors both from nearby and abroad.

In the future, all of us here at the Fukuoka Art Museum will continue making every effort to maximize the appeal of our museum. In order to achieve that goal, we appreciate your continued support and warm cooperation.

Nakayama Kiichiro
Director