News


Jun 5th, 2020

The Towada Art Center has reopened as of Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

1. When visiting the museum, please help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

2. For the time being, only our permanent collection will be on display. The opening date for Inter+Play #001: Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition will be announced here on our website at a later date.

3. The Cube Cafe & Shop has also reopened as of Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

4. We may be forced to close again as the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to develop. For the latest information, please check our website or call us at 0176-20-1127.

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

When visiting the museum:

・ Put on a mask before entering.
*If you do not have one, we have masks available for purchase.

・ Use the disinfectant dispensers available throughout the museum to disinfect your hands and fingers.

・ Use our restrooms to wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.

・ Keep your distance from other visitors at all times while inside the museum.

・ Keep your hands to yourself and do not touch the artwork, walls, or other building surfaces.

・ Please refrain from visiting the museum if you are experiencing fever or cold-like symptoms such as cough or sore throat. This also applies to the elderly and those with underlying conditions who may be at higher risk of infection.

・ If you appear unwell, museum staff may ask you to leave the museum for the safety of other visitors.

・ If you would like to visit the museum in groups of 6 or more, please call us in advance at 0176-20-1127. You will be divided into smaller groups to view the museum.

・ We may restrict admission to reduce congestion in the exhibition rooms.

Please note that the following work is closed to help prevent potential contact and splash infection:
Børre Sæthre’s UNTITLED / Dead Snow World Systems

Museum Precautions
・ Installation of disinfectant dispensers
・ Regular ventilation of museum buildings
・ Installation of barrier screens at reception
・ Thorough cleaning of public areas (regular disinfection of high-touch surfaces)
・ Use of face masks by staff
・ Use of gloves by staff
・ Thorough monitoring of staff temperature and physical condition before all shifts

*These precautions were established in accordance with the following guidelines. We also ask all visitors for their cooperation in helping to prevent the spread of infection.

・Japanese Association of Museums “Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Museums” (Japanese)


May 21st, 2020

Towada Art Center to Reopen June 9

The Towada Art Center, which has been temporarily closed since Saturday, April 11, will reopen on Tuesday, June 9. For the time being, only our permanent collection will be on display.
Upon reopening, we will take be taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The opening date for Inter+Play #001: Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition will be announced here on our website once it has been decided.
Our schedule is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. We will be updating our website as new information becomes available, so please check back regularly.


May 11th, 2020

Temporary Closure of the Towada Art Center

To help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Towada Art Center will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

Our schedule is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. We will be updating our website as new information becomes available, so please check back regularly.


May 8th, 2020

Temporary Closure of the Towada Art Center

The first case of an individual infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was confirmed in Towada on Thursday, April 9. Due to the unknown route of transmission as well as concerns about cluster infections and the severity of the illness, the Towada Art Center has decided to temporarily close Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, May 10, 2020. These dates are subject to change.

The opening dates for Inter+Play #001: Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition have changed accordingly. We will continue to update our website regarding the museum’s schedule after May 10, so please check back regularly. Our next official update is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, May 15, 2020.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back to the Towada Art Center when we reopen.


May 1st, 2020

Temporary Closure of the Towada Art Center

The first case of an individual infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was confirmed in Towada on Thursday, April 9. Due to the unknown route of transmission as well as concerns about cluster infections and the severity of the illness, the Towada Art Center has decided to temporarily close Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, May 10, 2020. These dates are subject to change.

The opening dates for Inter+Play #001: Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition have changed accordingly. We will continue to update our website regarding the museum’s schedule after May 10, so please check back regularly. Our next official update is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, May 8, 2020.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back to the Towada Art Center when we reopen.


Apr 28th, 2020

Temporary Closure of the Towada Art Center

The first case of an individual infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was confirmed in Towada on Thursday, April 9. Due to the unknown route of transmission as well as concerns about cluster infections and the severity of the illness, the Towada Art Center has decided to temporarily close Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, May 10, 2020. These dates are subject to change.

The opening dates for Inter+Play #001: Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition have changed accordingly. We will continue to update our website regarding the museum’s schedule after May 10, so please check back regularly. Our next official update is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, May 1, 2020.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back to the Towada Art Center when we reopen.


Apr 10th, 2020

Temporary Closure of the Towada Art Center

The first case of an individual infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was confirmed in Towada on Thursday, April 9. Due to the unknown route of transmission as well as concerns about cluster infections and the severity of the illness, the Towada Art Center has decided to temporarily close Saturday, April 11 – Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

The opening dates for Inter+Play #001: Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition have changed accordingly. We will continue to update our website regarding the museum’s schedule after May 7, so please check back regularly. Our next official update is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, May 1, 2020.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back to the Towada Art Center when we reopen.


Feb 22nd, 2020

Precautions Against Coronavirus (COVID-19)

When visiting the Towada Art Center, we ask that you observe proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette to help prevent the spread of infectious disease. Please use the hand sanitizer that is available throughout the museum.


Oct 11th, 2019

Warning Alert on Typhoon Hagibis (Typhoon No. 19)

The Towada Art Center is closed Sunday, October 13.
The Japan Meteorological Agency has announced that Typhoon Hagibis (Typhoon No. 19) will approach Aomori Prefecture on Sunday, October 13. As we expect that the impact of the typhoon’s strong winds and heavy rain will be felt across the prefecture, the Towada Art Center will be closed on Sunday, October 13, for safety reasons. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Currently we are scheduled to be open on Saturday, October 12, and Monday, October 14, a national holiday.
*Open 9:00-17:00 (admission until 30 minutes before closing).
The museum is closed Tuesday, October 15.

However, we may close early or enact emergency measures if we detect impending damage in the vicinity of the museum. In this case, we will notify visitors on our website and via social media.

Thank you for your understanding. For more information, please stay posted via the museum website, the Japan Meteorological Agency, and related transportation outlets.