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Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

Japan / Fukuoka
Established 1999

  • Fukuoka Asian Art Museum's Studio
  • Fukuoka Asian Art Museum's Exhibition
  • Fukuoka Asian Art Museum's Event
  • Fukuoka Asian Art Museum's Building
  • Fukuoka Asian Art Museum's Event Photo
The Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM) is the only museum in the world that systematically collects and exhibits Asian modern and contemporary art.

Ever since its opening 1999, it has attracted strong interest not only in Japan but other Asian and worldwide countries by presenting the activities, such art exchange, education, research and exhibitions.

FAAM locates in the center of the city where the energy of Fukuoka and Hakata intermingle. The residents of the city can easily access to today’s Asia through the museum. At the same time, the Asian artists can approach to the people in the city, taking advantage of the museum’s location in the city center and the originality of their artworks.

FAAM's exhibitions of Asian modern and contemporary art are rich in depth and quality, and wide in scope. The works in the collection of the museum are not imitation of Western art or repetitions of traditional works. Instead they seek to overcome the existing framework of art, being made by artists living in ‘contemporary’ Asia. These artists attempt to acutely express their message in and about this changing world of Asia.