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The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum

The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum

The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum opened in July of 2003 as a branch of the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art. The museum's mission is as follows: to collect contemporary art works, especially those dating from 1945 onwards; to actively introduce not only Western art but also Asian art, especially from neighboring countries and regions such as Korea, China, and the Russian Far East; and to support artists who live in or have a connection with Niigata prefecture.


Address 5-1, Bandaijima, Chuo-ku, Niigata, 950-0078, JAPAN
Accessibility A 25-minute walk or 8-minute taxi ride from Niigata station's Bandai exit. Bus services are also available (No.5 bus bound for the Sado-Kisen terminal).
Hours 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission ends 30 minutes before closing).
Closed Mondays (When a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum will be closed on the following Tuesday.), New Year's holiday, and maintenance periods


Admission Fee 【Exhibition from the collection】

Adults: 310yen, College & High school students: 150yen, Junior High & Elementary School Student: admission free.

*Special exhibitions require an additional admission fee.

Inquiries TEL +81-25-290-6655; FAX +81-25-249-7577;



Marimekko-Design, Fabric, Lifestyle

March 4 ― June 11, 2017

This is the first large-scale exhibition in Japan to introduce Marimekko, a renowned Finnish design house. With over 200 objects including around 50 fabrics, around 60 vintage dresses, designer’s original sketches, and exclusive screen images of their interviews and the printing factory at the Marimekko headquarters in Helsinki, the visitors can experience over 60 years-history of Marimekko, as well as the designers’ unique work and contribution.


Leonard Foujita and his Models

June 24 ― September 3, 2017

Léonard Foujita (1886–1968, born Tsuguharu Fujita) may be considered the most successful Japanese painter in the history of European modern art with his unique style of painting recognized for its “milk-white” backgrounds. In this exhibition, we present Foujita’s paintings of the human figure and portraiture, which were his most important work, and items of reference concerning the models that appear in them with the hope of exploring the ways he viewed his models, the circumstances leading up to the painting and his humanity. Also, with special cooperation from the French department of Essonne, it is our privilege to display four murals of groups of figures, 3 meters by 3 meters each, which can be considered the culmination of Foujita’s artistic study concerning the use of models.


teamLab: Dance! Art Exhibition, Learn & Play! Future Park

November 23 ,2017 ― March 4, 2018

teamLab’s First Large-scale Art and Future Parks Exhibition in Niigata! This large-scale exhibition by Ultra-technologist group teamLab will feature digital immersive artworks on a scale not seen before, by the renowned teamLab, together with teamLab’s hugely popular “teamLab Learn and Play! Future Park”. From the large-scale installation artworks, to the Future Park where you can move like crazy, experience for yourself the allure of teamLab’s combination of art and technology. By participating in activities that combine technology and art, discover the essence of learning and playing and open up the future of your own creativity.


Ancient Civilization of the Andes

March 21 ― May 6, 2018

The Andean civilizations are among the many ancient civilizations of South America and have a rich natural environment like nowhere else in the world. These varied civilizations sprang up across 4,000 km stretching north to south and across coastal and mountainous regions alike. The tomatoes and potatoes that are essential ingredients in today’s cuisine have their origins in the Andes. This exhibition content spans 10,000 years of history, from prehistoric times, when humanity made its way to the Andes, to the conquest of the Inca Empire by the Spanish.



Enhancing Life with Art

September 16 ― November 5, 2017

We live in an age with an abundance of things, but this actually makes it harder for us to give each object the attention and love it deserves. However, if we look around us, we might find things we feel at home with and that bring us peace or things that can take an ordinary space and momentarily transform it into extraordinary. This kind of beauty resides in objects that are made carefully by hand and in superior designs. This exhibition contains pieces from the museum’s collection and glassware, pottery, and paintings once collected by the designer Yusaku Kamekura, showing how beautiful things can bring color to our lives.