The Forever Museum of Contemporary Art Where Yayoi Kusama’s Works Are Showcased to Close in February
The Forever Museum of Contemporary Art (FMOCA) is a limited-time museum that has been running since June 2017. Located in Gion, Kyoto it has been announced that the museum will finally shut its doors on February 28, 2019.
FMOCA is situated inside Yasaka Kurabu, a traditional palace that was built in 1913 and is a registered tangible cultural property.
It is home to tatami-matted floors and the walls are decorated with traditional time-honoured colours of Japan such as light blue and rouge. Shoes must be taken off before you sit when you get the opportunity to relax and take in the art around you, offering the chance to see traditional and contemporary come together from the architecture and Yayoi Kusama’s works respectively.
The museum currently displays 123 works from Yayoi Kusama in its exhibition rooms including “The World of Pumpkins” as one of the exemplary motifs of her artwork.
“We hope that we can meet all [of our guests] again in another place. We hope the museum to return again in the future for everyone to enjoy. We ask for your continued support. Yayoi Kusama, Gion, contemporary art, traditional architecture, tatami, traditional Japanese gardens… Please enjoy your time here to experience things you cannot anywhere else.”
Forever Museum of Contemporary Art – Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin Forever
Running: May 3, 2018 – February 28, 2019
Address: 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture,〒605-0074
Business Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Last Entries 17:30)
Closed: January 7-9, 2019
Price: General ¥1,500 / Junior High School Student ¥1,000 / Elementary School Student and Below – Free
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