The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum is located in the heart of Hiroshima City and adjacent to one of Japan's great scenic spots Shukkeien, famous for its wealth of natural beauty. Throughout each of the four seasons, one can enjoy the scenery of Shukkeien, a garden constructed for the Asano Clan, the daimyo (feudal lords) of Hiroshima Province, from the museum's lobby or resting lounge.
The museum's collection of over 4,500 pieces covers several different themes, such as "Works of Art Related to Hiroshima", which includes Important Cultural Properties such as "Imari Porcelain Flower Bowl", "Itsukushima Folding Screen" and other works by such artists as Aimitsu, Katsuzo Entsuba and Ikuo Hirayama; "Craft Art of Japan and Asia", including works of folk art by representative artists such as Kanjiro Kawai and Shoji Hamada, as well as metalwork and works of dyeing and weaving art from Central Asia; and "Works of Art of the '20s and '30s", including Salvador Dali's "Dream of Venus", Isamu Noguchi's "Tsuiso (Reminiscences)" and others. The museum introduces its permanent collection through collection exhibitions, which are changed about four times per year.
Additionally, "Friends of the Museum" volunteer guides are on hand every day to introduce the artwork on display with easy-to-understand explanations.
The museum also holds about six special exhibitions per year in its Special Exhibitions Wing, along with a number of events, such as lectures or concerts, to compliment them.