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    Chasing the Horizon: 1952-2022 Ancient, Impressionist, and Contemporary Art

    29 January [Sat] - 10 April [Sun], 2022

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    About this exhibition

    In 2020, the Artizon Museum newly opened under its new name after being closed for five years. Ishibashi Shojiro, the founder of our predecessor organization, the Bridgestone Museum of Art, was a successful entrepreneur who built a collection focused on modern Western-style painting by Japanese artists and Western art, and established the museum. After the Ishibashi Foundation was instituted in 1956, the collection and he management of the museum was handed over to the Foundation. As well as managing the Foundation, Kanichiro, Shojiro’s son, collected abstract art with a focus on postwar France. After Kanichiro’s death, his heirs donated his personal collection and Shojiro’s collection of antique Japanese and Asian art to the Ishibashi Foundation, a gift that represented a huge step forward for the collection. Under the management of the Ishibashi Foundation, the Artizon Museum continuing to expand the collection and broaden the range of its activities. The museum is also embarking on new projects such as the Jam Sessions, which are joint performances by the collection and contemporary artists. This exhibition presents the trajectory of the 70 years of the Artizon Museum since 1952, when the Bridgestone Museum of Art opened, through approximately 170 works of art and documentation. We also reflect on our history through posters for past exhibitions, records of the Saturday Lectures, which have been held since the museum opened, an art film series, Shojiro’s journals of his travels in the West, and other archive materials.

    Exhibition overview

    Exhibition title

    Chasing the Horizon: 1952-2022 Ancient, Impressionist, and Contemporary Art

    Exhibition period

    29 January [Sat] - 10 April [Sun], 2022

    Opening hours

    10:00 – 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays except 11 Feb.) * Last admission 30 minutes before​ closing

    Closed

    Mondays (except March 21), March 22

    Organizer

    Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

    Venue

    6,5,4F Galleries

    Ticket prices (incl. tax)

    On-line ticket Same day ticket
    General 1,200 yen *Credit card payments only 1,500 yen
    University
    college
    high school students
    Free entry Advance booking required
    Students must present their student ID upon entrance to the museum.
    Disabled visitors
    (plus one accompanying assistant)
    Free entry Advance booking required
    Children
    through junior high school
    Free entry Advance booking not required
    *Online 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 for time slots that have not reached full capacity.

    Art works

    FUJISHIMA Takeji《Orientalism》1924

    FUJISHIMA Takeji《Orientalism》1924

    FUJISHIMA Takeji《Black Fan》1908-09, Important Cultural Property

    FUJISHIMA Takeji《Black Fan》1908-09, Important Cultural Property

    Jam Session: The Ishibashi Foundation Collection x Tomoko Konoike Tomoko Konoike: FLIP installation view (2020) ©︎Tomoko Konoike Photo by Nacása & Partners

    Jam Session: The Ishibashi Foundation Collection x Tomoko Konoike Tomoko Konoike: FLIP installation view (2020) ©︎Tomoko Konoike Photo by Nacása & Partners

    Joan MITCHELL, Blue Michigan, 1961  © Estate of Joan Mitchell

    Joan MITCHELL, Blue Michigan, 1961 © Estate of Joan Mitchell

    《The Tale of Heiji scrolls, Tokiwa vol.,》(detail), Kamakura period, 13th century, Important Cultural Property

    《The Tale of Heiji scrolls, Tokiwa vol.,》(detail), Kamakura period, 13th century, Important Cultural Property

    ZAO Wou-Ki《Untitled》1982 ©︎2021 by ProLitteris, Zurich & JASPAR, Tokyo C3621

    ZAO Wou-Ki《Untitled》1982 ©︎2021 by ProLitteris, Zurich & JASPAR, Tokyo C3621

    ZAO Wou-Ki《07.06.85》1985 ©︎2021 by ProLitteris, Zurich & JASPAR, Tokyo C3621

    ZAO Wou-Ki《07.06.85》1985 ©︎2021 by ProLitteris, Zurich & JASPAR, Tokyo C3621

    Claude MONET《Twilight, Venice》c. 1908

    Claude MONET《Twilight, Venice》c. 1908

    Greece《Venus》Hellenistic period, 323-30 B.C.

    Greece《Venus》Hellenistic period, 323-30 B.C.

    《Detached segment from Caricatures of Animals》Heian period, 12th century 

    《Detached segment from Caricatures of Animals》Heian period, 12th century 

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