AMOA is a four story structure including two underground floors which contain exhibition rooms. The two above-ground floors contain many other attractions such as a theater, community gallery, restaurant, shop, etc. The concept design of AMOA, located near the world famous archeological Sannai Maruyama-Site, is inspired by the ancient Jomon era (BC10,000-BC400). The structure is uniquely designed by the image of the earth trench capped by the huge white cover. Therefore many of the museum's interior walls and floors with materials made of earth are designed to be in harmony with the ancient remains. One of the two main colors, a dark-brown, is makes a good contrast with other main color, white.

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ALEKO HALL
Aleko Hall is one of the highlights of the museum. The hall has a height of 19 meters and a length and width of 21meters, a size equivalent to that of a four-story structure. Aleko Hall houses three large “Aleko” ballet backdrops painted by Marc Chagall, and also functions as a concert hall or stage space for various events.

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION SPACE
There are three “White Cube” exhibition rooms (small-middle- and large sized), as well as two other rooms annexed to the spacious “Aleko Hall” and
have floors and walls that are covered with special mortar mixed with indigenous soil. In these rooms, one may discover new artistic attractions and creativity.

PERMANENT EXHIBITION SAPCE
Each room is of a different size and proportion, and is designed for the purpose of expressing each artist's highly unique characteristics.

WORKSHOP
Located in the east wing on B1. Two workshop rooms are available for guests to create their own works.


THEATER
A 220-seat theater can be utilized to display movies, art images, theatrical works and lectures. You can even view the “Aleko Hall” over the huge vertical sliding wall.


COMMUNITY GALLERY
Located in the south wing on the 1F. Three exhibition rooms are designed to display art activities done by citizens of Aomori.

RESTAURANT, SHOP
Both are located at the end of the east wing on the 2F. From the restaurant, one can view the “Hakkakudo” designed by Yoshitomo Nara.

COMMISIONED WORKS
There are two commissioned structures in the museum which were both designed by Yoshitomo Nara. One is "Hakkakudo" or "The Octagonal Chamber" and the other is an 8.5meter tall "Aomori-Ken" dog statue.

COMMISIONED WORKS
There are two commissioned structures in the museum which were both designed by Yoshitomo Nara. One is "Hakkakudo" or "The Octagonal Chamber" and the other is an 8.5meter tall "Aomori-Ken" dog statue.


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Aomori Museum of Art
185 Chikano, Yasuta, Aomori City,
Aomori 038-0021
Tel 017-783-3000
Fax 017-783-5244
www.aomori-museum.jp
 
Enterprising body Aomori city, Aomori
Planar dimension Site area 129,536.37m²
Total floor area 21,133.13m²
B2 4734.78m²
B1 3901.43m²
1F 5315.01m²
2F 2403.81m²
3F 4778.10m²
B2, 3F
Structure S+SRC
Design period 1999.12〜2002.3
Construction period 2002.12〜2006