About Glenbarra Art Museum
Masanori Fukuoka's passion for contemporary Indian art eventually led him to open the Glenbarra Art Museum in Himeji, Japan in 1990. For him, this was a passion he wished to share with his fellow countrymen. In the early years, the collection was displayed in an extension Fukuoka designed on land adjoining his food-processing factory.
In 1998, the National Gallery of Modern Art, India, invited him to exhibit highlights from the Glenbarra Collection in New Delhi and Mumbai. The show, Image beyond Image, further travelled to Kolkata and Bangalore. This landmark exhibition marked the first time a major international collection of Modern and Contemporary Indian art was displayed in India.
Though the Collection started out with a fairly wide range of artists, the group gradually got distilled over the years, reflecting the Collector’s own evolution and journey. In 2019 the Collection was shifted to a newly designed, modern exhibition space that allows for the Collector’s curatorial and collecting vision to be fully realized.
Access to our museum
120 Chōda, Himeji City, 671-2217
About 15 minutes on foot from Yobe Station
About 6 minutes by car from Sanyo Himeji West IC