Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art (Nagi MOCA)

This museum in the rural town of Nagi in northern Okayama is a fusion of contemporary architecture and art. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Arata Isozaki (b.1931) designed a series of monumental exhibition halls named “The Sun,” “The Moon,” and “The Earth,” with artists Shusaku Arakawa (1936–2010), Madeline Gins (1941–2014), and Isozaki’s wife, artist Aiko Miyawaki (1929–2014). The works and the buildings that surround them are integrated, creating a unique, site-specific artwork that was completed in 1994. Visitors are free to take photographs inside the exhibition rooms.

Basic Infomation

  • Address
    441 Toyosawa, Nagi-cho, Katsuta-gun, Okayama
  • Hours
    9:30-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
  • Closed
    Mondays, the day after a public holiday
  • Admission
    Adults and university students 700 yen
    High school students 500 yen
    Elementary and junior high school students 300 yen

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