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Bridgestone Museum of Art

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1: to see art works at exhibition
2: to see Ishibashi collection

The museum of modern art at commercial area

If you visit Bridgestone Museum of Art, you can appreciate art works of Ishibashi Collection.

Ishibashi Collection that mainly focuses on modern art has about 2,500 art works in total. In particular, the collection of impressionist arts including "Water Lilies" by Claude Monet (1840-1926) and "Mlle Georgette Charpentier Seated" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) is widely recognized.

Mr. Shojiro Ishibashi (1889-1976), founder of Bridgestone, established this museum. It holds Special Exhibition, Theme Exhibition and Collection Exhibition. Generally speaking, you will be able to appreciate art works of Ishibashi Collection in the latter half of exhibition.

Special exhibition "Gustave Caillebotte -Impressionist in Modern Paris-" (from October 10, 2013 (Thursday) to December 29, 2013 (Sunday)) was a wonderful exhibition that focused on art works of Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894). It was interesting to see his masterpieces including "The Europe Bridge" that he reflected his unique viewpoints over. As for Ishibashi Collection, "Windmills on Montmartre" by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was impressive.

For your information, you will also be able to see modern art at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo. It seems that the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, focuses more on Japanese modern art and Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo, tends to hold exhibitions about Western modern art.

It opened in 1952. It is a middle-sized private art museum at commercial area in Kyobashi, Chuo City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Kyobashi Station.

On a different note, in addition to Bridgestone Museum of Art, you can find cultural facilities around Tokyo Station including Mitsuo Aida Museum, Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Mitsui Memorial Museum and Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo, within a walking distance.

Event Information

"Jam Session: The Ishibashi Foundation Collection × Tomoko Konoike -Tomokoike Konoike: FLIP-"
from June 23, 2020 (Tuesday) to October 25, 2020 (Sunday)

"Exhibition in Japan of the Japan Pavilion at the 58th International Exhibition: La Biennale di Venezia, Cosmo-Eggs"
from June 23, 2020 (Tuesday) to October 25, 2020 (Sunday)

"Selections from the Ishibashi Foundation Collection Special Section New Acquisitions: The Paul Klee Collection"
from June 23, 2020 (Tuesday) to October 25, 2020 (Sunday)

"Selections from the Ishibashi Foundation Collection Special Section: Women Impressionists"
from June 23, 2020 (Tuesday) to October 25, 2020 (Sunday)

"Monet: Questioning Nature -A special exhibition from the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie-"
from July 11, 2020 (Saturday) to October 25, 2020 (Sunday)
*This exhibition is rescheduled to early summer, 2021.

"Selections from the Ishibashi Foundation Collection: Special Section Aoki Shigeru, Sakamoto Hanjiro, Koga Harue -Artists from Kurume-"
from November 3, 2020 (Tuesday, National Holiday) to January 24, 2020 (Sunday)

"Rimpa and Impressionism: Arts Produced by Urban Cultures, East and West"
from November 14, 2020 (Saturday) to January 24, 2021 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

"Collection Exhibition: Best of the Best"
from January 31, 2015 (Saturday) to May 17, 2015 (Sunday)

"Inaugural Exhibition: Emerging Artscape -The State of Our Collection-"
from January 18, 2020 (Saturday) to March 31, 2020 (Tuesday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 1.5 hours in a regular pace, about 1 hour in a hurried pace, and about 2 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
This museum opens from 10:00 to 18:00 (last entry: 17:30). It opens from 10:00 to 20:00 (last entry: 19:30) on Friday except national holiday. The entry time is set at 10:00-11:30, 12:00-13:30, 14:00-15:30, 16:00-17:30 and 18:00-19:30 (Fridays only). Once you enter the museum, the ticket is valid for the rest of the day, so you may stay and enjoy the exhibition until the museum closes.

Closed Day
This museum is closed every Monday, change-of-exhibition period, and year-end and new year holiday. In case that Monday is either a national holiday or a substitute holiday, this museum opens on Monday. The closed days is different for some exhibitions. Also, this museum opens on Monday specially for some exhibitions.

Admissions Fee
There are online tickets and same day tickets (window sale) and ticket prices are different. 1,500-yen (online tickets), 1,100-yen (same day tickets (window sale)) for adults. It is free for university and college students and high school students, but advanced booking of enter time slot is required. Children up to Junior high school age are admitted for free. No advanced booking is required. Only if the online tickets have not sold out, same day tickets will also be sold at the museum’s ticket desk.

It takes about 5 minutes from Kyobashi Station. The entrance is at the 1st floor of an office building in business area.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Kyobashi Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line)
◎ Nihonbashi Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line, Tozai Line)
◎ Nihonbashi Station (Toei Subway: Asakusa Line)
◎ Takaramachi Station (Toei Subway: Asakusa Line)
Tokyo Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line, Others)
Tokyo Station (JR Tokai: Tokaido Shinkansen)
Tokyo Station (Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi Line)

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Name in English
Artizon Museum (Former Bridgestone Museum of Art)

Name in Roman Letters
Adeison Bijutsukan (Kyu Buridisuton Bijutsukan)

Name in Japanese
あーてぃぞんびじゅつかん(きゅう ぶりぢすとんびじゅつかん)

1-7-2, Kyobashi, Chuo City, Tokyo, 104-0031, Japan

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Purpose: Art

Purpose: Modern Art

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