News

Oct 9, 2016

Ellie Omiya’s Rainbow Arcade and the arcade shutter paintings in Central Towada are on display indefinitely and can be viewed at any time.

Exhibitions & Events

Current & Upcoming Events

A Year of Graphic Design – JAGDA Aomori Exhibition

Jan 21st, 2017 09:00 -
Feb 4th, 2017 17:00

Members of JAGDA Aomori (Japan Graphic Designers Association) will display works they produced during 2016. Public reviews and lectures are also planned. We hope start a conversation about the development of the design industry within Aomori. Exhi...

Current & Upcoming Events

Retro Insatsu JAM – “Try Your Hand at Design” Workshop

Jan 28th, 2017 13:00 -
Jan 29th, 2017 17:00

What is design? Join us for a simple silkscreen workshop where participants will print their own original drawing. What you draw is up to you! Bring anything you’d like to print on (like a t-shirt), or buy something at the workshop (300–500 ...

Current & Upcoming Events

Kazuko Koike Commemorative Lecture for a Year of Graphic Design – JAGDA Aomori Exhibition

Feb 4th, 2017 13:00 -
Feb 4th, 2017 15:00

Kazuko Koike, a contemporary of Ikko Tanaka, will give a lecture entitled “Ikko Tanaka and an Era of Design—Personal Observations of a Contemporary Compatriot” to commemorate the exhibition. A Year of Graphic Design Facebook (Japanese)

Current & Upcoming Events

Review of a Year of Graphic Design – JAGDA Aomori Exhibition

Feb 4th, 2017 13:00 -
Feb 4th, 2017 14:00

Creators affiliated with the Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA) will publicly review the 2016 works of graphic designers from the Aomori Chapter of JAGDA, and Towada Art Center Director Kazuko Koike will deliver a commemorative lecture. A...

About Towada Art Center

The Towada Art Center was opened in the spring of 2008 as a central fixture of the Arts Towada Project, a city-wide initiative promoted by Towada to fill the city center with art.

The Towada Art Center’s permanent exhibition has 38 works by 33 internationally acclaimed artists from all over the world, including work by Choi Jeong Hwa, Yayoi Kusama, Ron Mueck, and Yoko Ono. Of the permanent collection, 25 works by 22 artists are located inside the museum while another 13 works are located outdoors at the adjacent Art Square.

In addition to its permanent collection space, the Towada Art Center promotes the arts in the community, offering galleries, collaborative spaces, and a shop and cafe that are open to everyone.

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