Art Innovation




Art Innovation

Free creativity in art is exactly what is needed in the current world. Arts & Science, and Humanity.

As a collector of his art, I have always wanted to spread the message of Keith Haring to the world that he communicates through his art. That is why I built an art museum under the theme of “A church without bible”. In Japan, instead of an art piece drawing attention to itself, we respect the aesthetic sense where an art piece blends in with the surrounding environment.  While showing off its existence, it further increases its splendor if viewed in its entirety.  When Japanese people visit temples and look at Buddha statues and sliding screen paintings, they also appreciate the surrounding space including a courtyard.  Such a moment of serenity enlighten them about the depth of life.  I have built the “Nakamura Keith Haring Collection Art Museum” in Kobuchizawa blessed with abundant nature for people to enjoy such quality time. To me, science, art, and business are all closely intertwined. Therefore, it is my deepest joy to live my life with keywords of “for the sake of the world” and “for more enriched life”.

Prof. Kazuo Nakamura
Project Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University
 Short bio

Dr. Kazuo Nakamura, Ph.D., has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. since October 2003 and has been its President and Director since March 1992. Dr. Nakamura has been Chairman of the Board of Directors at CMIC (Beijing) Co., Ltd since July 2004. He was employed at Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. until January 1992. He serves as a Director of Perseus Proteomics Inc. In 2007, Dr. Nakamura founded the “Nakamura Keith Haring Collection”. Dr. Nakamuara earned his bachelor’s degree from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University and doctoral degree from Graduate School of Natural Science & Technology, Kanazawa University.


“Nakamura Keith Haring Collection”

The Nakamura Keith Haring Collection was first established in 2007 as the only museum in the world to exhibit exclusively the artworks of Keith Haring—a forerunner of American contemporary art who lived the upheaval of 1980’s New York City. With your support and generosity, this year we celebrate our ten-year anniversary. Through the rhythmic and jubilant lines that shape Haring’s drawings, the Nakamura Keith Haring Collection presents exhibitions to address the tragedies and tribulations often found in society, which include war, violence, and social injustices. We believe that Haring’s art embodies the importance and preciousness of life, containing strong themes of peace, freedom, hopes, and dreams of humanity. These works continue to resonate, transcending time, while exposing the issues in society to this day.  After reaching our 10 year milestone, the Nakamura Keith Haring Collection continues to operate as more than just a museum, but as an institution that celebrates communication, interaction, and education through art and cultural experience.