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.
Programs for school
The Museum undertakes education programs in conjunction with institutions of learning in Kanazawa.
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.
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.
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.