Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art acts as a bridge connecting rich culture and people. Making use of all its resources, it continues to look ahead to the future and disseminate its activities.
Oyamazaki is abundant in natural beauty and has long prospered as a strategic point of traffic linking Kyoto and Osaka. Having attracted many intellectuals over the years, it is infused with a vibrant history and culture. With this context in mind, Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art undertakes community outreach projects to communicate the importance of art with a range of audiences, from children to adults, as well as working to strengthen regional cultural capabilities.
Encountering something real and genuine gives people sensations they would otherwise not come across in classrooms or books. Through a wide range of public programs, the Museum hopes to offer joy to as many people as possible.
The Museum’s curators give visitors an approximately 30-minute guided tour around each gallery space, explaining the exhibition and artworks highlights.
These are opportunities for children to experience how to “view” art exhibits more fully through direct dialogue with Museum staff.
A student from an elementary school in Oyamazaki is chosen to be the Museum Director for a day, interacting with visitors and taking part in publicity activities for the Museum.
In this special Christmas event, curators play three songs on the main building’s second-floor music box, giving disk-changing demonstrations and commentary.
This architecture tour explores the “modern lives” of two contemporary Oyamazaki celebrities, the wealthy businessman Shotaro Kaga and architect Koji Fujii.
The Museum’s curators make visits to local elementary schools in Oyamazaki to offer classes, and children later go on a field trip to the Museum to see real artworks.