Niigata Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan (Museum of Modern Art)
Niigata Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan is situated in the Senshugahara-Furusato-no-Mori, a forest in Nagaoka, a city through which runs Japans longest river, the Shinano-gawa. Eight outdoor sculptures have been positioned in the spacious garden facing the Shinano-gawa to punctuate the serene space. The museum collection includes paintings, sculpture, woodblock prints, artifacts and photographs, which are divided into three categories: "Art of the World," consisting principally of post-19th century work; "Art of Japan," focusing on the past 100 years; and "Art of Niigata", encompassing artists connected with Niigata Prefecture. The "Art of Niigata" collection includes works by Bakusen Tsuchida and Misao Yokoyama which express the enormous spirit and dynamism of these artists.'
Address: 278-14 Ikake, Miyazeki-cho, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata
Admission Fee: 420 yen (permanent exhibition
Closed: Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following weekday), maintenance period, New Years Holidays
[Bus]JR Nagaoka Stn./Bus/20-min. ride/Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan-mae Stop