criticalと聞くと、「危機の、重大な」とといった意味の方が先に浮かんできますが、critical acclaimのcriticalは文字通り、「 批評家の」という意味で、"exceptionally good reviews from all or most critics"となります（cf. rave review）。ややこしいや！
NAOSHIMA, Kagawa--The Ando Museum, designed by renowned architect Tadao Ando, opened last month on Naoshima island in Kagawa Prefecture. The museum's concept complements the ongoing Setouchi Triennale 2013 art festival by presenting a stimulating space with various contrasting elements.
The festival is being held now through April 21 and will continue July 20 to Sept. 1 and Oct. 5 to Nov. 4 in coastal areas and on more than 10 small islets in the Seto Inland Sea.
Ando's museum, which was inaugurated a few days before the festival opened, features contrasting elements of past and present, wood and concrete, and light and darkness.
Many traditional wooden houses that were built more than 100 years ago still remain on Naoshima to this day. The Art House Project under way in the Honmura district on the island has received critical acclaim for transforming some of the unoccupied homes into works of art.
As an extension of the project, Ando's new museum, also located in the district, makes effective use of an old two-story wooden house.