Bridgestone Museum of Art

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The Bridgestone Museum

Bridgestone Museum of Art (ブリヂストン美術館, Burijisuton Bijutsukan) is an art museum in Tokyo, Japan.[1]

The museum was founded in 1952 by the founder of Bridgestone Tire Co., Ishibashi Shojiro (his family name means stone bridge).[2] The museum's collections include Impressionists, Post-Impressionists and twentieth-century art by Japanese, European and American artists, as well as ceramic works from Ancient Greece. The museum is located in the headquarters of the Bridgestone Corporation in Chūō, Tokyo.

Closure and eventual reopening[edit]

The museum closed its doors on 18 May 2015 in order to make way for the construction of a new building, where the new Bridgestone Museum of Art will be located. [3] Construction of the new building (tentatively named the Nagasaka Sangyo Kyobashi Building) begun with a groundbreaking ceremony on June 17, 2016 and is expected to be completed by July 2019.[4]

During the long-term closure, various items from the museum's collection have been loaned out for display in other institutions.[5]

Selected artists[edit]

Takeji Fujishima's 黒扇 (Black Fan) is in the Bridgestone Museum of Art collection


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Museums" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 671-673.
  2. ^ Dunn, Michael (May 4, 2006). "Bridgestone museum celebrates 50th anniversary". The Japan Times. The Japan Times, Ltd. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Announcement: We will close for renovation on May 18". Bridgestone Museum of Art. 18 November 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Construction Begins on the New Bridgestone Museum of Art". Bridgestone Museum of Art. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Works on loan to other museums". Bridgestone Museum of Art. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  6. ^ Wada, Yuhei (January 21, 2011). "'Why is it Masterwork?'". The Japan Times. The Japan Times, Ltd. Retrieved 4 December 2011.

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Coordinates: 35°40′44″N 139°46′19″E / 35.67889°N 139.77194°E / 35.67889; 139.77194