Finding the Art Island

A small island’s fame as a destination for art tourists is growing by the day, but the big picture is more complicated.

Entering Chichu Art Museum. (With the author’s son, “for scale.”)
Chichu Art Museum. Photo courtesy of Benesse Art Site Naoshima.
A large grasshopper on Naoshima.
Yayoi Kusama’s red pumpkin in Miyanoura on Naoshima.
Part of the factory campus on the north side of Naoshima.
The obon dance at the 2018 Naoshima Summer Festival.
A ferry docked at Miyanoura Port on Naoshima.



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A. D. McCormick

A. D. McCormick is the director of the Art Island Center on Naoshima.