This gallery is run by Musashino Art University. Each year the gallery invites a guest curator and holds a uniquely themed special exhibition. As the gallery is non-profit, it does not need to make money from the buying and selling of artwork giving it the freedom to choose works based on their pure aesthetic quality or interest value. Young artists have been the backbone of the gallery since its inception, making it a valuable place for art lovers to see cutting edge contemporary work. The gallery was originally established in Kichijoji 20 years ago, and since closing in 2002 it continued holding special events in various locations before re-opening in 2009 in Bakurocho. The surrounding neighbourhood is a great place for gallery-hopping, with a growing number of galleries and offices for creative industries opening in recent years.
|Venue name:||Gallery αM||Contact:|
Agata Takezawa Bldg B1F, 1-2-11 Higashi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-7pm / closed between exhibitions|
|Transport:||Bakuro-Yokoyama Station (Asakusa, Shinjuku lines), exit A1; Bakurocho Station (Sobu Rapid, Yokosuka sines), exit West 2; Kodenmacho Station (Hibiya line), exit 2 or 4|