21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Location: Ishikawa, Japan
2013 Exhibitions: Philosophical Fashion (January 12 - June 30), Do Ho Suh: Perfect Home (November 23 - March 17)
Built in the shape of a large circle, the museum is encased by glass walls and surrounded by three streets. Promoting openness and accessibility, the architectural design not only guarantees bright natural lighting, but also a blurred boundary between the museum and its surrounding city. The premises include a number of communal spaces such as a library, lecture hall, theater, children's studios, and tea rooms, which further promote the idea of coming together. With collections dating back to more recent decades, up to the 1980s, the museum offers both a retrospective and progressive approach to contemporary art.