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04 Jul 2011

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa seeks to present the world’s contemporary art from an independent standpoint and far-sighted perspective. Designed by SEJIMA Kazuyo + NISHIZAWA Ryue / SANAA, two architects who have received international acclaim, the Museum features a unique circular design and elegant galleries white in tone.

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa offers both art and creations from wide-ranging fields related to art, including music, the performing arts, and film. The Museum places great emphasis on its promotional programs aimed at better acquainting people with such fields. Through those programs, the Museum hopes to enhance the charms and reputation of the city of Kanazawa and disseminate cultural information throughout the world.

Mission:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa has been established with the mission of generating new culture and revitalizing its community. Innovative city planning has become intensely important to our society, which faces a historical turning point in the 21st century. Through a spirit of cooperation, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa will seek to awaken Kanazawa’s creative energy and become a compelling regional cultural attraction.

- To be a museum that moves in step with contemporary society.
- To create a participation-oriented museum along with citizens and revitalize the community.
- To be an art museum open to the world, where regional traditional arts connect with the future.
- To grow in spirit along with children.