Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
The building was originally built as a private mansion designed by Jin Watanabe in 1938 for the grandfather of current museum president and international collector Toshio Hara. Designed in a Bauhaus style, it is a rare example of early Shōwa period architecture . Following the war, it was used by the US and then served as the Embassy of the Philippines and the Embassy of Sri Lanka. In 1979, it was converted to a museum. It underwent a major renovation in 2008, including a new lighting system designed by Shozo Toyohisa.
Its permanent collection includes works by Karel Appel, Alexander Calder, Buckminster Fuller, Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Surasi Kusolwong, Aiko Miyawaki, Yasumasa Morimura, Daisuke Nakayama, Maruyama Ōkyo, Jackson Pollock, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, George Rickey, Mark Rothko, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jason Teraoka, Zhou Tiehai, Lee U-Fan, Andy Warhol, and Miwa Yanagi.
Its street address is: 4-7-25 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0001.
- Museum press release 2011
- "Hara Museum of Contemporary Art". japan-experience.com. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- "Spontaneous Encounters & Permanent Installations - An interview with Toshio Hara & Yoko Uchida". artspacetokyo.com. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
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