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Bridgestone Museum of Art

"Information about Temporal Closing"
Bridgestone Museum of Art opened until May 17, 2015 (Sunday) and is closed now due to the reconstruction of the building. It will open on January 18, 2020 (Saturday).

[Art] [Modern Art] [Museum]

[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6.0/10.0)

△ Enjoyable
◎ Beautiful
○ Relaxing
○ Unique
△ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

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

Finished Event Information

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

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.

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
It is different between exhibitions. In case of "The Painters' Eyes, the Sculptors' Hands," it is 800-yen for adults, 600-yen for those aged 65 and over, and 500-yen for high school and university students. It is free for junior high school students and under.

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
Bridgestone Museum of Art

Name in Roman Letters
Buridisuton Bijutsukan

Name in Japanese

1-10-1, Kyobashi, Chuo City, Tokyo, 104-0031, Japan

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Purpose: Art

Purpose: Modern Art

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