The museum focuses on the theme of "human beings and nature” in its collection of works of art, both from within and outside of Japan, which express the varied range of relationships between human beings and nature in the form of harmony, symbiosis, and conflict. Among the major collections are ones by Francois POMPON, Maria LUGOSSY, Edward BURNE-JONES, and Yoshio FUJIMAKI.
The museum helps schools to have their children see its works of art as part of classes and/or design their own art appreciation classes. Consult the museum staff, and they will create and propose a program for you.
The huge front yard you see in the picture is accessible to visitors. The impeccably manicured lawn is so green and so beautiful. It’s wonderful just to look at, but we strongly recommend that you stand there and feel the vast expanse of blue sky and green lawn. The beautiful lawn garden has been used in shooting TV commercials and photo sessions many times. The place is perfect both for family picnics and stretching yourself out on the lawn while reading books. There is a small stream circling around the museum premises where you can enjoy feeding the carp.
The museum shop carries an amazing variety of goods and is fun to look at. Visit the museum restaurant, too. While enjoying the food, you can see the green lawn and flowers of the season from its floor-to-ceiling windows.
The museum is part of a wide expanse of public facilities complexes comprising of the Prefectural Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Tatebayashi City Sculpture Pathway, a baseball park, and children’s playground.
If you have time, make a little side trip to Tataranuma Pond. In winter, a game of graceful swan from Siberia stays there until mid-March.
To conclude, here is a little something on the side.
When you go to the museum, you might see two dogs wearing sunglasses and a hunting cap. (The writer did.) An old gentleman is walking these dogs, seemingly every day.