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アーティゾン美術館アーティゾン美術館

From Bridgestone Museum of Art ​​to Artizon Museum

About our name change

The Bridgestone museum of Art had been closed since May 2015, and opened as a new museum under the name of Artizon Museum. The museum’s name is being changed to express the determination to step out in new directions while continuing to uphold the traditions cultivated during a history of more than 65 years. The idea of changing the museum’s name was once considered during the era of its founder, Shojiro Ishibashi, but due to various circumstances, no change was made at that time.
Now, the aspirations of the founder will thrive in new directions under the new name.We hope that having been reborn as a new museum, we will be able to present the varied pleasures of art to all people, surpassing generational and geographical boundaries.
Ishibashi Foundation
Artizon Museum

The new Artizon Museum is stepping forward into the future, founded on its past achievements and heritage.

CONCEPT

“Experiencing Creativity”
Concept for a new era

Every new work of art shines a little more light onto our future path. All of the art museum’s activities, including our collection, are underpinned by the desire to propose, protect, and foster creativity that illuminates the way forward. Our concept for the new museum is “experiencing creativity.” We will not only provide a place for art appreciation, but also encourage visitors to experience creativity in the works of art by seeing, feeling, and understanding. Our hope is for this inspiration to provide the impetus for tracing a new path. The Artizon Museum aspires to contribute to culture as a place that supports creativity.
ART on the HORIZON

A fresh start under a new name Artizon Museum

The new name, Artizon, was coined by combining the word “art” with the word “horizon”, taking words from the English language in anticipation of the international nature of the museum’s future activities. On the horizon before us, more new forms of expression are being created, even as we look back on countless works of art from the past to the present. Beyond the horizon awaits the spirit of the future which will light the way forward. The word “horizon” reflects our determination to impart a sense of this limitless horizon of art to many people, surpassing generational and geographical boundaries.
SOFT×HARD

Pursuing
a cutting-edge museum

The museum’s activities are expanding. We are offering educational activities in addition to staging exhibitions, and the scope of our collection is expanding to include antiquities and contemporary art in addition to the previous modern Japanese western-style art, impressionism, and twentieth century art. To enhance the museum’s “hardware”, or facilities, in a way that complements this expansion in its “software”, or services and programs, the exhibition spaces will roughly double in size, occupying three floors. A ceiling height of 4.2 meters will accommodate large works of art. Everything about the museum of art will be renewed at a high level, including up-to-date information systems. Our goal is a general museum of art that more and more people can enjoy.
EVOLUTION

Evolving the heritage of the Bridgestone Museum of Art for the future

The founder, Shojiro Ishibashi, established the Bridgestone Museum of Art in 1952 with the great desire to make a cultural contribution to society. The museum became a leader among Japanese art establishments in promoting art and culture in central Tokyo. The Ishibashi Foundation was established in 1956 to carry on these aspirations, and it has guided the history of the Bridgestone Museum of Art’s activities ever since.
With all-new facilities, the new Artizon Museum will continue to build on the past achievements and heritage of its predecessor as it evolves to serve the public interest even better than before as an art museum that will shape the future.
創造の体感」
新しい館名でスタート「アーティゾン美術館」
活動の拡大と施設の充実化最新鋭の総合美術館へ
ブリヂストン美術館のDNAを未来に進化させる
CONCEPT

“Experiencing Creativity”
Concept for a new era

Every new work of art shines a little more light onto our future path. All of the art museum’s activities, including our collection, are underpinned by the desire to propose, protect, and foster creativity that illuminates the way forward. Our concept for the new museum is “experiencing creativity.” We will not only provide a place for art appreciation, but also encourage visitors to experience creativity in the works of art by seeing, feeling, and understanding. Our hope is for this inspiration to provide the impetus for tracing a new path. The Artizon Museum aspires to contribute to culture as a place that supports creativity.
創造の体感」
ART on the HORIZON

A fresh start under a new name Artizon Museum

The new name, Artizon, was coined by combining the word “art” with the word “horizon”, taking words from the English language in anticipation of the international nature of the museum’s future activities. On the horizon before us, more new forms of expression are being created, even as we look back on countless works of art from the past to the present. Beyond the horizon awaits the spirit of the future which will light the way forward. The word “horizon” reflects our determination to impart a sense of this limitless horizon of art to many people, surpassing generational and geographical boundaries.
新しい館名でスタート「アーティゾン美術館」
SOFT×HARD

Pursuing​ ​
a cutting-edge museum

The museum’s activities are expanding. We are offering educational activities in addition to staging exhibitions, and the scope of our collection is expanding to include antiquities and contemporary art in addition to the previous modern Japanese western-style art, impressionism, and twentieth century art. To enhance the museum’s “hardware”, or facilities, in a way that complements this expansion in its “software”, or services and programs, the exhibition spaces will roughly double in size, occupying three floors. A ceiling height of 4.2 meters will accommodate large works of art. Everything about the museum of art will be renewed at a high level, including up-to-date information systems. Our goal is a general museum of art that more and more people can enjoy.
活動の拡大と施設の充実化最新鋭の総合美術館へ
EVOLUTION

Evolving the heritage of the Bridgestone Museum of Art for the future

The founder, Shojiro Ishibashi, established the Bridgestone Museum of Art in 1952 with the great desire to make a cultural contribution to society. The museum became a leader among Japanese art establishments in promoting art and culture in central Tokyo. The Ishibashi Foundation was established in 1956 to carry on these aspirations, and it has guided the history of the Bridgestone Museum of Art’s activities ever since.
With all-new facilities, the new Artizon Museum will continue to build on the past achievements and heritage of its predecessor as it evolves to serve the public interest even better than before as an art museum that will shape the future.
ブリヂストン美術館のDNAを未来に進化させる

The newly reborn museum offers a variety of art pleasures.

6F Gallery

6F Gallery

This multi-use space is suited to diverse exhibitions, including large-scale contemporary art and and works suspended from the ceilling.
A variety of special exhibitions are held in this space.
5F Gallery

5F Gallery

Like the sixth floor, this space alllows flexible layout. An open well space allows visitors to look down on the forth floor galleries.
On the window side of the lobby, the open space extends to the third floor.
4F Galleries

4F Galleries

This space is devided into rooms, including a gallery having an open well and ceilling height of about 10m, and a gallery cases for antiquties and the like.
Most of the works to be exhibited here from the collections of the Ishibashi Foundatiuon.
4F Galleries

4F Galleries

​A gallery cases for antiquties and the like.

3F Main Lobby

Visitors can access the upstairs galleries from this floor.
The lecture room is also located on this level.
2F Museum Shop

2F Museum Shop

A directly managed shop that handles a wide range of original museum goods, exhibition catalogs, high-definition reproductions, and domestic and international art goods.

1F Museum Café

The café is integrated with the interior design of the museum.
Visitors can enjpy light meals and drinks while reflecting on the art they have just experienced.​ ​
07-1F Museum Café

The museum cafe on the first floor features revolving doors.