Hara Museum ARC
- Exhibition & Event Information
Hara Museum ARC will be closed from January 9th until March 9th, 2018.
Contemporary Art Galleries A, B and C
Art on the Road - Three Traveling Exhibitions from the Hara Museum
March 10 (Saturday) - June 24 (Sunday), 2018
*Details will be follolwed soon.
The Power of Ink - Kano School Partition Paintings
Part I: March 10 (Saturday) - April 25 (Wednesday), 2018
Part II: April 27 (Friday) - June 24 (Sunday), 2018
*Derails will be followed soon.
*For residents of Gunma Prefecture: Free admission for elementary and junior high school children every Saturday during the school term / 200-yen-discount on admission for up to five persons upon presentation of the Guchoki Passport.
The National Treasure "Celadon Vase with Long Neck on Globular Body" from the Hara Rokuro Collection appeared in
the 60th Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum entitled "Engendering Beauty, Preserving
Techniques: Artworks by Living National Treasures." (January 15 - February 23, 2014)
Solar Power Use Starts at Hara Museum ARC
Since January 2011, Hara Museum ARC has been using electricity produced by a newly installed solar power generation system for a part of its energy needs.
Take the Joetsu Shinkansen to Takasaki,
change to the Joestu Line and disembark at Shibukawa. From Shibukawa, ARC is 10 minutes by taxi or 15
minutes by bus (Ikaho Onsen bus to Green Bokujo Mae).
Take the Kan-estu Expressway and exit at the Shibukawa Ikaho Interchange. Go in the direction of
Ikaho Onsen for 8 kilometers (about 15 minutes) until you reach the Green Bokujo.
Parking is also available.
General 1,100 yen
Students 700 yen (high school and university) or 500 yen (elementary and junior high)
Free for Hara Museum members
10% discount for a group of 20 or more
Combination ticket for Hara Museum ARC and Ikaho Green Bokujo (except during Golden Week):
General 1,800 yen
Students 1,500 yen (high school and university) or 1,400 yen (junior high), 800 yen (elementary)
*Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission is free for elementary school and junior high school students residing in Gunma prefecture
every Saturday during school terms (except when entering through the Green Bokujo).
Thursdays (except when a holiday or during the month of August), between exhibitions and during the winter break.
The museum may be temporarily closed in the event of severe weather.
for further details.
- Hara Museum ARC
Located in one corner of the Green Bokujo in the foothills of Mount Haruna, Hara Museum ARC was founded as
an annex of the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in 1988 to serve as a venue for the best in contemporary art
from Japan and abroad. Built of wood and designed by Arata Isozaki, the museum's sharp black structures provide
a stunning contrast to their natural surroundings in every season of the year.
- The Museum Shop at Hara Museum ARC
The Museum Shop provides a full line of catalogs, posters, artist's goods and accessories with an essence that
brings the joy of contemporary art into daily living, including products that incorporate animals and nature as their theme.
- Cafe d'Art at Hara Museum ARC
Special sandwich and refreshments made at the Green Bokujo (neighboring ranch) are prepared, as well as
the special image cake which is served only in the weekends. Perfect for a short respite or an informal
garden party with your friends.
Hours: 9:30 am-4:30 pm (Last Order 4:15 pm)
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Hara Museum ARC, a special gallery space called the Kankai Pavilion
(designed by Arata Isozaki) was built in 2008. It references the traditional shoin (drawing room) style of Japanese architecture
and reveals a high level of artisanship, from the wood work to the use of black mortar and washi paper in the finishing.
The most advanced LED-based illumination was also used to closely mimic the light of traditional Japanese candles.
The result is a space that reproduces the original Japanese environment in which the works were viewed in the past.
At the Kankai Pavilion, viewers will be able to enjoy exhibitions of traditional East Asian art from the Hara Rokuro Collection,
displayed together with works of contemporary art from the Hara Museum Collection.
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