Go polka dot crazy at the Matsumoto City Museum of Art
With everyone obsessing over the new Yayoi Kusama Museum in Tokyo and the nigh-impossibility of getting tickets, the lack of visitors at the Matsumoto City Museum of Art is baffling. For starters, the entire outer facade of the museum is decked out in polka dots – not just for advertisement purposes, that’s an actual (temporary) Kusama artwork. There’s also a huge sculpture of Kusama-made flowers.
Inside you’ll find a gallery dedicated to her art, and the museum shop sells a selection of fan-worthy goodies. Do note that only a small selection of Kusama’s art was on display at the time of writing, as the museum is gearing up to host a mega-exhibition of her pieces that will take over half the museum from early March 2018. In the meantime, check out the other exhibits, all by Matsumoto artists.
4-2-22 Chuo, Matsumoto, Nagano. 0263 39 7400. matsumoto-artmuse.jp/en. Tue-Sun 9am-5pm, closed Mon (next working day if Mon is a holiday) and end of year holidays.