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    Inaugural Exhibition Emerging Artscape: The State of Our Collection

    18 January [Sat] - 31 March [Tue], 2020

    About this exhibition

    An art museum serves as a device for conveying “what it means to be human” in an easy-to-understand way through forms of ar t. Human beings have created ar t over many hundreds of millenia. It is that unbroken chain that has brought us to the present and sets us on a path to evolve into the future. Humankind has left a superlative legacy in literature, music and theater, but surely there is no other area than art where, at a glance, we can instantly feel all our capabilities and potentials. It is art that teaches us about an exceeding ability of human creativity that we all have.

    While the museum has been closed, the Ishibashi Foundation collection has continued to grow and has now amassed around 2,800 works over more than 65 years. Its history of creativity, extending from antique art to the 21st century, can provide you with an environment to appreciate the moment when artists created form. Through the selected approximately 200 pieces, we invite you to experience works that weave together human history, linking the present moment with the past and the future.

    Exhibition overview

    Exhibition title

    Inaugural Exhibition Emerging Artscape: The State of Our Collection

    Exhibition period

    18 January [Sat] - 31 March [Tue], 2020

    Highlight

    (1)Around 30 works of art from new acquisition being shown for the first time

    The Ishibashi Foundation actively works to collect works even when the museum is closed, expanding the range of the collection. In this exhibition, about 30 works from the new collection, such as Moriso, Cassat, Boccioni, Kandinsky, Giacometti, and MATSUMOTO Shunsuke will be unveiled for the first time.

    (2)New perspective on our collection

    Under the theme of "Creative Experience", the first part overlooks modern and contemporary art, and the second part explores the art of Kokin east and west on seven themes. Two different perspectives shed new light on collections such as Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse and Picasso, which have long been loved as representative of the Bridgestone Museum of Art.

    (3)Providing a new experience in art appreciation

    In addition to the exhibition area that is about twice the size of the old museum and the latest functional equipment, it has created an open space and adopted a modern and warm design. In addition, a room will be set up to display ancient Japanese artworks, following the path of human creation from ancient times to the present.

    Ticket prices (incl. tax)

    On-line ticket Same day ticket
    General JPY 1,100 JPY 1,500
    University
    college
    high school students
    Free entry Advanced booking required
    Disabled visitors
    (plus one accompanying assistant)
    Free entry Advanced booking required
    Children
    through junior high school
    Free entry Advanced booking not required
    * On-line tickets must be purchased up to 10 minutes before the end of each time slot.
    * Same day tickets on sale at museum are available only fot time slots that have not reached full capacity.

    Relation program

    Gallery talk by curator

    January 18, 2020 "From Bridgestone Museum to Artizon Museum"
    Takashi Ishibashi (Director of the Artizon Museum), Takashi Tabata (Creative Director of the museum)
    January 25, 2020 "Space for Art and People"
    Hiroshi Yoneya (designer, representative of ash company, professor at Tama Art University)
    February 1, 2020 "Ignition of consciousness from design to design"
    Masaaki Hiromura (Graphic Designer, Representative of Hiromura Design Office)
    February 8, 2020 "Homo Pictik Musicalis: Drawing People"
    Makoto Iwata (Medical Clinic Director, Kakinokizaka, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Women's Medical University)
    First Friday of every month 18:30-19:30
    3rd Friday 15:30-16:30
    Meeting place 6th floor exhibition room entrance
    No entry fee or application required * Admission ticket required.
    * Depending on the congestion situation, the course may be changed to a lecture room on the 3rd floor or canceled.

    Gallery talk by curator

    First Friday of every month 18:30-19:30
    3rd Friday 15:30-16:30
    Meeting place 6th floor exhibition room entrance
    No entry fee or application required * Admission ticket required.
    * Depending on the congestion situation, the course may be changed to a lecture room on the 3rd floor or canceled.

    Art works

    AOKI Shigeru《A Gift of the Sea》1904

    AOKI Shigeru《A Gift of the Sea》1904

    Mary CASSATT《The Sun Bath (After the Bath)》1901

    Mary CASSATT《The Sun Bath (After the Bath)》1901

    Pierre-Auguste RENOIR《Mlle Georgette Charpentier Seated》1876

    Pierre-Auguste RENOIR《Mlle Georgette Charpentier Seated》1876

    Umberto BOCCIONI《Unique Forms of Continuity in Space》1913,cast 1972

    Umberto BOCCIONI《Unique Forms of Continuity in Space》1913,cast 1972

    Édouard MANET《Self-Portrait》1878-79

    Édouard MANET《Self-Portrait》1878-79

    《Scenes in and around Kyoto》(detail) Edo period

    《Scenes in and around Kyoto》(detail) Edo period

    Wassily KANDINSKY《Self-Illuminating》1924

    Wassily KANDINSKY《Self-Illuminating》1924

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