Bridgestone Museum of Art

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

The museum closed its doors on 18 May 2015 in order to make way for the construction of a new building. It will reopen after several years, though no exact date has been specified.[3]

During the long-term closure, various items from the museum's collection have been loaned out for display in other institutions.[4]

Selected artists

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. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  4. "Works on loan to other museums". Bridgestone Museum of Art. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  5. Wada, Yuhei (January 21, 2011). "'Why is it Masterwork?'". The Japan Times. The Japan Times, Ltd. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
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