21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa offers educational programs for audiences of all ages, from small children to adults. As a museum that collects and exhibits contemporary art, the Museum endeavors to develop programs that give participants experiences of lasting value and opportunities to think about art in contemporary society.
General Art Appreciation Programs
- Along with artist talks, lectures by art experts, and gallery talks by the lead curators of its exhibitions, the Museum offers wide-ranging programs that supplement the exhibition currently in progress.
Programs for school
- The Museum undertakes education programs in conjunction with institutions of learning in Kanazawa.
This is an art appreciation program in which fourth-grade pupils are invited in turn from elementary schools in Kanazawa City. It aims to familiarize children with their local art museum and develop sensitive hearts and minds as they engage with a variety of contemporary art. The children are divided into small groups and discuss collection exhibition while viewing them with volunteers, after which they are free to look around the museum on their own. Held for the tenth year running in 2015, it is an important ongoing cooperative program for both the local elementary schools and the museum.
Marubi Art School
Aimed at turning the museum into a classroom and strengthening ties between the museum and local schools, this program has been ongoing since fiscal 2011. Artists, junior high schools and the museum cooperate in creating a space for junior high school students to create and present art. As well as holding a series of five workshops on the theme of “Thinking the way you think” with invited artists TSUBAKI Noboru and Shirokuma Sensei and around 40 students from the art circles at three junior high schools in Kanazawa, we also held exhibitions and talks based on the results of these workshops, which were also published as a document. The program dealt with a different motif each year. In 2013 it was “Magical Home,” in 2014 it was “Magical Light,” and in 2015 it was “Magical Time.”
“Marubi Art School”
Kid’s Studio Programs
- Kid’s Studio Programs
- A variety of art programs for children are underway in Kid’s Studio, primarily on Saturdays and holidays, under the title, “Hands-on Marubi.” They include workshops for viewing and creating art and a playroom for playing with shapes, as well as programs in which adults can participate along with their children. Through these programs, the art Museum transcends its role as a place for experiencing artworks and becomes a place for free self-expression and exchange with other participants.
- Free Space for Family “MARUBI SUKUSUKU Station”
- Open form 10:00-12:30 on weekdays(Expect for Mondays, periods wiil be announced as they become fixed.)
Intended for: Preschool children and their guardians
“Hands On MARUBI!” Playroom
“MARUBI SUKUSUKU Station”
Art Library Programs
- Art Library Programs
- The Art Library offers reference materials related to contemporary art and numerous art-related genres, including architecture, fashion, film, photography, design, and dance. The Library has a special corner for reference materials related to the exhibition currently in progress, in order to enable a deeper appreciation of the works displayed. Also featured is a unique exhibition-related program called “Story time” employing picture books to involve participants more deeply in the exhibition.
Left & right "Story time"
- Volunteer Programs
- The Museum is fostering volunteers from the perspective of continuing education, as an integral part of its education programs. The content and schedule of activities vary from project to project, and volunteers are free to participate in response to their own interests and needs. Through their participation in exhibitions and art projects, volunteers receive occasions for deepening their own enjoyment of art, while providing valuable assistance in the production of artworks.
Marubi Mirai Cafe
A volunteer program involving citizens that has been ongoing since fiscal 2014. Aimed at getting people of various ages, from high school students to those in their 70s, who enjoy the museum to become more intimately involved with it, the program encourages people to discuss among themselves the future of the museum and the city and then actually plan and implement some projects.
A feature of this program is that there are no set objectives such as supporting the work of artists or running programs; rather, participants are encouraged to think about and implement projects at the museum on their own.
Kanazawa Youth Dream Challenge Art Programme
Launched by the Museum 2007, the Kanazawa Youth Dream Challenge Art Programme provides young people with opportunities to build character through active participation in art creation. It is modeled on "Zon Moderna," an outreach program for youth in their late teens crafted by Moderna Museet, Stockholm.At 21st Century Museum of Comtemporary Art, Kanazawa, the Programme is being implemented in the form of long-term art exhibitions that enable young people to work side by side with artists.
“Marubi Mirai Cafe”
“Kanazawa Youth Dream Challenge Art Programme"
"Shimabuku : Noto"(2013)