The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art 北海道立近代美術館

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

The building of the Hokkaido Modern Art Museum

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

Western and Japanese art in Hokkaido

Located right in the center of Sapporo, the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art offers beautiful collections allowing you to discover Japanese art, but also European art, from the 19th century to the present day!

Beautiful collections


Like any modern art museum around the world, the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art began its collection at the end of the 19th century .

It is in this case, for Japan, the Meiji era , covering a period from 1868 to 1912. This crucial period sees the birth of modern Japan, during a period of reforms and novelties.

The rooms thus present works by artists associated with Hokkaido during this period until the end of the 20th century.



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One of the exhibition halls and the staircase

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

A museum room

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

Temporary and special exhibitions


In addition to the permanent collections, which are presented on a seasonal rotation four times a year, the museum regularly organizes temporary exhibitions .

Thanks to partnerships, works from museums around the world are regularly presented. Great contemporary artists are also highlighted.

For example, in 2018 the museum organized exhibitions of the finest works from the collections of the Fuji Museum of Art in Tokyo , the Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto , but also on themes such as Japanese calligraphy .

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

A temporary exhibition dedicated to the Impressionists

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Phone

    +81 (0)11-644-6881
  • Timetable

    Tozai Line Nishi Juhatchome Station or Doritsu Kindai Bijutsukan Bus Stop.
  • Price

    Adult: 510 yen ($4.25/4€) High school student and student: 250 yen ($2/1.75€)
  • Access

    Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

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