About the Museum

 The Gifu Collection of Modern Arts is one of the few art museums to feature the works of the artist Toko Shinoda (b. 1913). The building was constructed on the grounds of the Seki Garden Factory of Nabeya Bi-Tech Kaisha in 1992 and was awarded the Nikkei New Office Promotion Award (International Trade and Industry Minister’s Prize) in 1993. The approach to the museum features a cascade and pool, their shapes fitting harmoniously into the lush greenery of the surrounding setting.
 In addition to the permanent exhibits of the works of Toko Shinoda, the museum holds special exhibitions presenting the work of up-and-coming modern artists and holds concerts and other events that contribute to the enrichment of cultural activities in the Gifu prefecture city of Seki and environs.

Architect’s Interview

Name

Gifu Collection of Modern Arts Foundation

Director

Sonoko Okamoto

Purposes of founding

  1. To exhibit works of art, centering on 800 works by Toko Shinoda in the museum’s collection and thereby serve as a place for the citizens of Seki, Gifu, and Kakamigahara cities and vicinities to enhance their knowledge about and sensibilities for art. To exhibit and introduce works by Toko Shinoda owned by Nabeya Bi-Tech Kaisha (including 300 paintings as well as shikishi cards, scrolls, and fans).
  2. To serve as a center for disseminating information about a broader range of art by not just exhibiting paintings but regularly holding concerts, thereby generating a fusion of music and painting.
  3. To hold lecture meetings, painting classes, etc.
  4. To collect and conduct research on works by Toko Shinoda.

Facility

Gifu Collection of Modern Arts

Space

459.22㎡ (galleries 262㎡)

Facilities

Galleries, lobbies, performers’ dressing room, repositories at two locations, air-conditioning room, restrooms

Secretariat (contact and inquiries)

Located in the Seki Garden Factory of Nabeya Bi-Tech Kaisha
Secretariat of the Gifu Collection of Modern Arts 1-banchi Toko Taichi, Seki-shi, Gifu prefecture 501–3939
Tel: 0575-23-1210 Fax: 0575-23-1218
Mail: info@gi-co-ma.or.jp