Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art

museum in Japan

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art (石川県立美術館, Ishikawa Kenritsu Bijutsukan) or IPMA [1] is a prefectural art museum in central Honshū.[2] It is in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan.[3] It was built on the edge of the Kenrokuen Garden[4] near the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
石川県立美術館
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art.JPG
Entrance of museum
Established1959
LocationKanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
TypeArt museum
Websitehttp://www.ishibi.pref.ishikawa.jp/english/index.html

The museum's art includes some of the prefecture's most important cultural assets and works by artists with some connection to the region.[5]

HistoryEdit

IPMA was first opened in 1959. When the collection outgrew its original building, a new one was built. The current structure was completed in 1983.[3]

The core of the museum's holdings come from the Maeda family collection which was formerly housed in at the University of Tokyo.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. IPMA is an English acronym. IPMA stands for "Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art"; see Ishikawa Museum of Art (IPMA), About IPWMA; retrieved 2012-2-8.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Museums" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 671-673.
  3. 3.0 3.1 IPMA, History
  4. Whipple, Charles et al. (2005). Seeing Japan, p. 35.
  5. Reiber, Beth et al. (2010). Frommer's Japan, p. 385.
  6. Lillehoj, Elizbeth. (2007). Acquisition: Art and Ownership in Edo-period Japan. p. 89.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 36°20′N 136°23′E / 36.34°N 136.39°E / 36.34; 136.39