MissionMISSION

Fukuoka - a center for interaction with Asia

Due to its geographical and historical characteristics, Fukuoka City has served as a gateway to continental Asian culture since ancient times. Today it has assumed a new role, that of a key interactive city for Asia. Fukuoka Asian Art Museum opened in 1999, as a part of the city’s progressive strategy for interaction with different Asian cultures. Ever since its opening, it has attracted strong interest not only in Japan but other Asian and worldwide countries by presenting the various activities.

The only art museum for Asian modern and contemporary art

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum is the only museum in the world that systematically collects and exhibits Asian modern and contemporary art. The works in the collection of the museum are not imitations 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 messages in and about this changing world of Asia. FAAM's exhibitions of Asian modern and contemporary art are rich in depth and quality, and wide in scope. They present the originality and charm of Asian art in a way that cannot be experienced in any other museum in the world.

Place for creation and interaction

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum has been functioning as a place for people to become familiar with Asian art and culture through the artistic creations and researches of the invitees of the Residence Program. It is a museum of interaction a place of meeting, understanding each other and creating together.

Live museum in the center of the city

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum is an urban-style museum located in the center of the city where the energies of Fukuoka and Hakata intermingle. The residents of the city can easily access today's Asia through it. Asian artists can also use it. approach people in the city, taking advantage of the museum's location in the city center and creating works that are deeply rooted in the unique characteristics of the city.