The museum is situated next to the excavation site of the Sannai-Maruyama ruins from the Jomon Period (10,000 – 300 BC). Architect Jun Aoki’s idea was to dig trenches as if they were from an excavation site. Works of domestic and international artists make up the permanent collection – among them Yoshitomo Nara, Shusaku Arakawa (spot #59) , Marc Chagall, and Paul Klee. A theater, restaurant, and shop are also part of the four-story structure.
Address : 185 Chikano, Yasuta, Aomori-shi, Aomori 038-0021
Phone : +81-17-783-3000
Region : Aomori | Aomori
Category : Museums and Galleries
Official Site : Link
Admission : Adults : ¥510 / University and high school students : ¥300 / Junior high and elementary students : ¥100
Hours : June to September : 9:00 to 18:00 / October to May : 9:30 to 17:00 (Last entry 30 mins before closing)
Closed on 2nd and 4th Monday (Open if Monday is a national holiday, closed the following day), and during year-end holidays.