Hara Museum ARC

  • Exhibition & Event Information

    Contemporary Art Galleries A, B and C
    Stop and Go
    June 30 (Saturday) - September 30 (Sunday), 2018

    Kankai Pavilion
    Dynamism and Stillness
    Part I: June 30 (Saturday) - August 23 (Thursday), 2018
    Part II: August 24 (Friday) - September 30 (Sunday), 2018

    *For more information, please click "Exhibitions and Event Information.

    SHOP@CAFE monyochita pomichi "hello hello konnichiwa"
    August 2 (Thursday) - September 30 (Sunday), 2018
    Venue: Cafe d'Art at Hara Museum ARC

    Art is Fun!
    August 11 (Saturday), we (Sunday), 18 (Saturday) and 19 (Sunday), 2018

    *For more information, please click "Exhibitions and Event Information.

    *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.

  • Address
    2855-1 Kanai,
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  • Directions
    By train/
    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).
    By car/
    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.
  • Hours
    entry 30 minutes
    before closing)
  • Admission
    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).

  • Closed
    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.
    Please contact us
    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)

    Kankai Pavilion
    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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