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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.3 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;



JUNKO KOSHINO “From the Origin to the Present”

February 22- May 26,2024

The largest exhibit of the world-famous fashion designer, JUNKO KOSHINO. From the designs she made as a high school student, to the creation of her world-view expressing design concept “TAIKYOKU” (extreme contrast), as well as her collaborations with the Rinpa and Noh, this exhibition will introduce the whole picture of JUNKO KOSHINO’s past and present works.


Exhibition “Fossil Hunters”

June 25- September 23, 2024

Around one hundred years ago, in 1922, Mr. Roy Chapman Andrews of the American Museum of Natural History, found several precious fossils in the Gobi Desert in Central Asia. His findings greatly contributed to the development of paleontology. To commemorate this, we will exhibit research results such as fossils of dinosaurs and mammals discovered by the famous “Fossil Hunters” in the Gobi Desert and Himalaya.


The Ancient Egyptian Museum Exhibition

October 11- December 15, 2024

This exhibition features approximately 200 items, including mummies, mummy masks, wooden coffins, temple pillars, Tutankhamun's ring, and other artifacts of value, as well as containers and decorations that illustrate the lifestyle of the time. The exhibition also presents the latest research (2022) on the Meidum Pyramid, which was rarely been researched academically for the past 100 years.


Tanikawa Shuntaro EHon Hyakka-ten

January 18-April 6, 2025 *to be confirmed

From the 1960s to present, a Japanese poet, Tanikawa Shuntaro has been creating as many as 200 picture books collaborating with various painters and photographers. This exhibition features about 20 picture books to introduce his great variety of creations, original illustrations of the picture books, videos that contain pictures and words in motion, readings and sounds, a giant picture roll and newly written installation works. This is an interesting exhibition with a popping-out world of picture books that everyone from children to adults can enjoy.