The Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art opened on 23 October 1974 , after the exhibition building was completed in March 1974 and the organization was established on I April 1974. The administration building and studio building were completed in February 1976 and February 1980, respectively and in August 1988, added were a gallery, the repository room and a machinery room.
Since the Museum is one- storied (partly two- storied) ,all galleries have wide space and are arranged on the flat floor.
As to the exterior of the Museum, the roofs, shaped with geometrically straight lines, are covered with natural slate, and the outer walls are decorated with special red ceramic brick of Tokoname.
We collect works by artists who are related to Chiba Prefecture and who are both from domestic and international sources focusing on modern and contemporary art. Especially, we systematically collect works by the artists who are connected with the Prefecture of Chiba such as Chu Asai who participated in a scene as a pioneer of westernstyle painting, his pupils and surrounding artists, and artists such as Hotsuma Katori and Shinobu Tsuda, metalworkers who strove for development in the Japanese modern crafts scene.
Kaii Higashiyama "Spring Snow"
Millet "Sheeps Grazing by a Hedge"
Kotaro Takamura "Sitting Naked Woman"
Hotsuma katori "Pigeon-shaped incense
Nanso Takazawa "Syunpu-syugethu"
Yozo Hamaguchi "Roof of Paris"
About the Museum
The Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art, as a museum of the local community and a modern museum as well, aims at the promotion of overall artistic activities in the prefecture having the management policy "Appreciate, Discuss and Create"
As the main activity, the Museum holds various exhibitions , such as exhibitions of its collections according to specific themes and special exhibitions of artworks from outside the Museum, in which various kinds of works of both Japan and foreign countries are introduced.
Beside, the Museum holds traveling exhibitions of its coliections in order to give the public more opportunities to appreciate the artworks.
The Museum holds' lecture meetings, workshops in order to interest the public in and to deepen their appreciation of arts. The public have access to books on art at the reference room and to the video library.
At the studios, various art courses on Japanese-style and Western-style paintings, sculptures, craft, calligraphy and print are provided for the public throughout the year so that they may experience the pleasure of creation.
Guide to the Museum
- 10 minutes-walk from "Chiba-Minato"station on the JR Keiyo-Line or Chiba-Toshi Monorail.
- Take the bus line "For Port Tower"at the east exit of Chiba station of JR Sobu-Line Get off at the bus stop called "Bijutsukan and Chuo Yubinkyoku",then 1 minute walk.
[From the direction of Tokyo]
・About 20 minutes after Higashi-Kanto National Expressway "Wangan-Narashino" I.C.
[From the direction of Narita]
・ About 25 minutes after Higashi-Kanto National Expressway "Chiba-Kita" I.C.