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Asia University Museum of Modern Art

No.500 Liufeng Road, Wufeng District, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
+886 4 2332 3456
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Wonderful Zao Wou Ki exhibit going on now!

The current exhibit of Zao Wou Ki is wonderful! The Museum's staff is very helpful and volunteered... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
johnwM9529GH
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New York City, New York
Tadao Ando + Zao Wouki = Perfect Art

The building is based on a perfect triangle. Even the lawn is a triangle shape. The architect... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Lily L
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Hong Kong, China
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The founders of Asia University, Mr. Tsai Chang-Hai and Mr. Lin Tseng Lien, officially put his plan into action when he invited Mr. Tadao Ando on the 4th May, 2007. He wanted there to be a museum accessible on campus, thus invited Pritzer Prize Winner Mr. Tadao Ando to do the designing. Aware of the general scarcity of resources on school grounds across Taiwan, it's evident that students have a lack of contact with art and the different aspects and characteristics art brings to a certain place. Mr. Tsai wanted to use the environment to influence and inspire the students of Asia University. Thus, having a world class museum within the University grounds, would enable both students and people of Taiwan to experience the presentation of internationally renowned artists in an endorsed environment. During a press conference in early 2008, Mr. Ando presented his concept for the triangular design. His aim was to achieve a balance between the environment, architecture and people. He also attended an on-campus seminar with the teachers and students of Asia University and led them to inspect the base. On Dec. 22, 2008, the museum was selected among the "2008 Top Ten Visual Art News Topics in Taiwan". The groundbreaking ceremony took place on Jan. 24, 2011 and the museum was inaugurated on Oct. 24, 2013. In Sep. 2013, the museum was officially named Asia University's Museum of Modern Art. The main structure of Asia University's Museum of Modern Art has been constructed from bare concrete structural components, faced with curtain walls. The interior covers an area of 4,111 square meters and the surrounding grounds measure up to 19,840 square meters. Designed by the Japanese architect, Tadao Ando, the equilateral triangle has been adopted as the basic constructional element and skillfully incorporated in a repeated motif to form three stories of the triangular building. An atrium space is created with a crisscrossing arrangement of concrete beams and the outdoor terraces contain sculptures on display. While the ground floor contains an area dedicated to guests, the café, a gift shop along with a lecture hall, the first and second floors contain art galleries, with one floor being the reverse mirror image of the other. On the first floor the perimeter hallways are wide enough to be used for the display of artworks on moveable walls, while on the top floor much narrower hallways circumvent a set of inner galleries. Hence, the galleries on the lower floor have a lot of daylight from one side, the upper floor galleries have to depend on electric light for illumination.
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The current exhibit of Zao Wou Ki is wonderful! The Museum's staff is very helpful and volunteered to give a quided tour without us even asking! The Museum designed by Tado Ando is also worth a visit! Nice Museum shop too!

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Chen Y, 客戶關係經理 at Asia University Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you for great recommendation! Looking forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The building is based on a perfect triangle. Even the lawn is a triangle shape. The architect wanted us to walk around this triangle lawn to relax our feelings before entering the building. Not only does it make aesthetic sense, it makes psychological sense too....More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Quite far from Taichung city, not much to see as expected. But feel leisure to spend few hours there.

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Chen Y, 客戶關係經理 at Asia University Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for the comment. We have special art exhibitions every six months, and we are exhibiting the artist Zao Wou-ki's works. Hope we can meet you soon!

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Amazing piece of art by Tadao Ando. Fairfaced concrete finish throughout the building creating amazing space pockets among trusses. Masterpiece, must see.

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

This museum is interesting in several ways: - it contains an amazing collection of bronze sculptures by Rodin and Degas, probably the largest outside France, - it offers rotating exhibitions (two per year) on original themes, featuring art work by artists from apTaiwan, China, Japan......More

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

The museum is about 30 min drive from Taichung City on the campus of Asia University. The architecture of the museum and so much the content is what attracted us to visit. We were not disappointed as every corner is a photo opportunity with lights...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2016

The museum is located in a lovely area outside of Taichung with mountain views. The building itself looks to have been designed to capture maximum sunlight. The galleries themselves contain an incredible collection, thoughtfully put together. The staff are helpful and the gift shop has...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2016

There is no entrance fee. The place is very neat and the staff is always willing to help. There is a small grassy park outside for the kids to play.

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Reviewed 5 December 2014

Great museum next to the neo-classically designed Asia University. The building itself is most fascinating with a unique geometric design, offset by the use of exposed concrete. A variety of Art within the museum, not just from the university, with lots of sculpture on campus...More

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