News | Fri, Jun 5, 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)


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Tue, Aug 31, 2021

Temporary Closure of the Towada Art Center (September 1–30, 2021)

The Towada Art Center will remain closed for the following period to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Dates Closed
Wednesday, September 1 – Thursday, September 30, 2021

The opening date for Arts Towada 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Inter+Play Season 2 has been moved to Friday, October 1, 2021.

Changes to the events scheduled for September are as follows.

– Curator Gallery Talk scheduled for Friday, September 10: Cancelled
– Performances by Behaviour Problem Trio scheduled for Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26: Postponed

New dates for postponed events will be announced at a later date as we closely monitor the situation and comply with measures taken by Towada City and Aomori Prefecture.

Please note that this temporary closure may be extended as the situation continues to develop.
An update regarding the reopening of the Towada Art Center will be posted here on our website on Friday, October 1, 2021.

On behalf of the Towada Art Center, we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.





Sun, Apr 25, 2021

Parking Lot Limited to 4 Spots (Normally 10)

Due to construction, the parking lot located directly behind the Towada Art Center will be limited to 4 spots (including 1 disabled parking spot) beginning Monday, April 26, 2021.






Thu, May 21, 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.

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