The museum houses work related to the Kushiro and Nemuro area
The Kushiro Art Museum, which was opened in 1998, is a beautiful brick building characterized by a design whose appearance depends on the angle of view. It showcases photographic works, nature-themed pieces, paintings associated with the Kushiro and Nemuro regions, sculptures and other works. Major exhibits include An Iridescent Cloud by Eien Iwahashi and Waterfall by Hiroshi Senju.The museum holds five thematic exhibitions annually in its large exhibition space as well as hosting concerts, workshops and other events to provide people with opportunities for frequent access to fine art.
A sightseeing hub in the central part of the port
The Kushiro Art Museum is located in a zone previously known as the center of the harbor area, and its design is reminiscent of a brick warehouse from the days when the harbor initially thrived. Neighboring facilities include the city’s port, where cruise ships full of passengers from outside Japan dock, Kushiro Fisherman’s Wharf MOO (a commercial center featuring shops and restaurants), an indoor garden known as EGG (Ever Green Garden), and the Kushiro Tourism and International Relations Center. These facilities combine to make the area a major Kushiro tourist destination.