Iwasaki Art Museum

Coordinates: 31°13′19″N 130°39′16″E / 31.221872°N 130.654451°E / 31.221872; 130.654451
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Iwasaki Art Museum
General information
Address3755 Jūni-chō
Town or cityIbusuki, Kagoshima Prefecture
Coordinates31°13′19″N 130°39′16″E / 31.221872°N 130.654451°E / 31.221872; 130.654451
Opened28 April 1983
Design and construction
Architect(s)Fumihiko Maki
Official website

Iwasaki Art Museum (岩崎美術館, Iwasaki bijutsukan) opened in Ibusuki, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, in 1983. Located in the gardens of a resort hotel and designed by Fumihiko Maki, the museum's collection includes works by Kuroda Seiki and Fujishima Takeji, as well as Western painters. The adjacent Iwasaki Yoshie Craft Gallery (岩崎芳江工芸館) was established by the bequest of Iwasaki Yoshie, wife of the museum's founder businessman Iwasaki Yohachirō (岩崎與八郎), and opened in 1998. It houses objects including Satsuma ware and folk art from Papua New Guinea.[1][2][3][4]

Pictures of Iwasaki Art Museum were used as the album art for the ambient music collection Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990[5]

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  1. ^ ミュージアムガイド(P6~P13) [Guide to the Museums of Kagoshima Prefecture] (PDF) (in Japanese). Kagoshima Prefecture. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  2. ^ 岩崎美術館 [Iwasaki Art Museum] (in Japanese). Iwasaki Group. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  3. ^ 岩崎芳江工芸館 [Iwasaki Yoshie Craft Gallery] (in Japanese). Iwasaki Group. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Iwasaki Art Museum". Maki and Associates. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Composing for space: The meticulous design of Japanese environmental sounds". The Vinyl Factory. Retrieved 23 April 2023.

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