Artizon Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Artizon Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Best of the Best

    Best of the Best

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    • 2015-01-31 - 2015-05-17

    As the the Bridgestone Museum of Art prepares to close its doors for renovation from May 18 of 2015, to reopen several years later, the museum presents its final exhibition for this period with a selection...More »

  • poster for Willem de Kooning - From the John and Kimiko Powers Collection

    Willem de Kooning - From the John and Kimiko Powers Collection

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-08 - 2015-01-12

    The Dutch born American based artist Willem de Kooning, 1904-1997 is held alongside Jackson Pollock as one of the leaders of action painting, and referred to as one of the founders of Abstract Expressionism....More »

  • poster for “Time and the Painting— 24 Episodes”

    “Time and the Painting— 24 Episodes”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-08-02 - 2014-09-23

    This exhibition focuses on time, a transitory element that slips in and out of view in paintings. Works that capture moments in the passing day, like the light reflected from the sea as the sun is setting;...More »

  • poster for “Chinese-Style Dresses - From Fujishima Takeji to Umehara Ryuzaburo”

    “Chinese-Style Dresses - From Fujishima Takeji to Umehara Ryuzaburo”

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2014-04-26 - 2014-07-21

    This exhibition brings together oil paintings of women dressed in Qipao or other styles of Chinese clothing by Japanese Western-style painters in the early 20th century. In the context of the fall of the...More »

  • poster for “The Painters’ Eyes, the Sculptors’ Hands”

    “The Painters’ Eyes, the Sculptors’ Hands”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-01-18 - 2014-04-13

    Painting and sculpture are two distinct mediums and yet since the later 19th century they have often been linked through their combination in exhibition display, as well as the pursuits of those such as...More »

  • poster for Gustave Caillebotte “Impressionism of the City”

    Gustave Caillebotte “Impressionism of the City”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-10-10 - 2013-12-29

    Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) was, with Monet and Renoir, a leading member of the Impressionist school and participated in five of the major Impressionist exhibitions from 1876. As a collector who purchased...More »

  • poster for The Color of Vision, the Color of Joy:Redon’s Dreams, Matisse’s Jazz…

    The Color of Vision, the Color of Joy:Redon’s Dreams, Matisse’s Jazz…

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2013-06-22 - 2013-09-18

    Artists gained access to paints in a much wider range of colors when the industrial production of artificial pigments began in the 18th century. In that colorful new world, some, including Pierre-Auguste...More »

  • poster for In Memoriam: Zao Wou-ki

    In Memoriam: Zao Wou-ki

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-06-22 - 2013-09-18

    Marking the recent passing of Zao Wou-ki (b.1921) in April at the age of 92, this exhibition presents a select collection of work from this artist who bridged the divide between Europe and Asia. Having...More »

  • poster for Through Japanese Eyes: Paris, 1900–1945

    Through Japanese Eyes: Paris, 1900–1945

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-03-23 - 2013-06-09

    After the Meiji Restoration, learning from Western culture and then surpassing it became one of Japan’s goals. To Japanese Western-style artists Paris, the capital of the art world, was, from the late...More »

  • poster for "The Power of Brush - Points, Lines, Planes" Exhibition

    "The Power of Brush - Points, Lines, Planes" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-01-08 - 2013-03-10

    Landscapes, the human figure, abstractions: no matter what the subject matter or genre, draw near to a painting and you will see—paint. Look carefully at the marks of the brush used to apply that paint,...More »

  • poster for "Art Walk: Selections from the Collection of the Bridgestone Museum of Art" Exhibition

    "Art Walk: Selections from the Collection of the Bridgestone Museum of Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-10-26 - 2012-12-24

    The Bridgestone Museum of Art has an extensive collection of modern Western and Japanese art plus fine examples of antiquities and postwar art. Walking through the galleries, you can travel beyond time...More »

  • poster for "Debussy, Music and the Arts" Exhibition

    "Debussy, Music and the Arts" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-07-14 - 2012-10-14

    Claude Debussy, one of the most famous French composers from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, is perhaps known for his Claire de lune and the symphonic poem La Mer. Debussy was composing...More »

  • poster for "Bridgestone Museum of Art at Sixty: You’ve Got to See These Paintings" Exhibition

    "Bridgestone Museum of Art at Sixty: You’ve Got to See These Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-03-31 - 2012-06-24

    January 2012 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the opening of the Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation. Reaching that milestone has inspired us to select a hundred of the masterworks in our...More »

  • poster for "Ishibashi Collection Selected for the Exhibition in Paris, Spring, 1962" Exhibition

    "Ishibashi Collection Selected for the Exhibition in Paris, Spring, 1962" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-01-07 - 2012-03-18

    Exactly fifty years ago in 1962, which marked the 10th anniversary of the opening of our Museum, the first exhibition introducing the Ishibashi Collection abroad (La Peinture française de Corot à Braque...More »

  • poster for Gyoji Nomiyama Exhibition

    Gyoji Nomiyama Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-10-28 - 2011-12-25

    Gyoji Nomiyama boasts one of the longest-running Western-style painting careers in Japan. His distinctive style, with its vivid colors and bold brushwork, is light and dynamic, but with something mysterious...More »

  • poster for "From the Birth of Impressionism to 20th Century Art" Exhibition

    "From the Birth of Impressionism to 20th Century Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2011-09-14 - 2011-10-18

    It was in 1874 that Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, and Camille Pissarro, artists who were later labeled Impressionists, held their first group show in Paris. The Impressionist’s revolution,...More »

  • poster for Shigeru Aoki "Myth, Sea and Love"

    Shigeru Aoki "Myth, Sea and Love"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2011-07-17 - 2011-09-04

    In 1904, at the age of 22, Shigeru Aoki presented to the art world his work “A Good Catch,” a painting that captured people’s hearts against the backdrop of Meiji era Romanticism. Aoki went on to create...More »

  • poster for "Postwar Abstract Painting in France and Art Informel" Exhibition

    "Postwar Abstract Painting in France and Art Informel" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-04-29 - 2011-07-06

    Art Informel is an avant-garde movement in painting that centered in Paris after World War II. In French, “informel” means “without set form”: “Art Informel” is the term devised by the critic Michel Tapié...More »

  • poster for "Why is it a Masterpiece?" Exhibition

    "Why is it a Masterpiece?" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-01-04 - 2011-04-16

    The Bridgestone Museum of Art’s collection includes paintings that have long been loved and admired. In 1980, to the surprise and delight of many, the museum acquired Pablo Picasso’s Saltimbanque Seated...More »

  • poster for "Image of the Seine - Impressionists and Japanese Painters" Exhibition

    "Image of the Seine - Impressionists and Japanese Painters" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-10-30 - 2010-12-23

    The Seine, flowing from east to west through Paris, has been a rich source of subjects for a host of painters, who have been inspired by both the beautiful views along its banks in the city and the more...More »

  • poster for Henry Moore "Forms of Life"

    Henry Moore "Forms of Life"

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2010-07-31 - 2010-10-17

    This exhibition introduces, in addition to six sculptures, forty works on paper, including pastel, watercolors, and lithographs. Preliminary drawings for his sculptures become rare from around 1950 as...More »

  • poster for "Do you like Impressionism?" Exhibition

    "Do you like Impressionism?" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-04-20 - 2010-07-25

    The group of painters now known as the Impressionists caused an uproar in the Parisian art world of the 1870s. Their vividly colored and light-soaked canvases repulsed critics at the time, but today artists...More »

  • poster for "Modern Japanese Art and Europe" Exhibition

    "Modern Japanese Art and Europe" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-01-26 - 2010-04-11

    Western-style painting in Japan from the Meiji period onwards developed by learning from Western art. However, shortly before many Japanese artists went abroad to study Western techniques and styles, a...More »

  • poster for "Portraits by Sotaro Yasui" Exhibition

    "Portraits by Sotaro Yasui" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2009-10-31 - 2010-01-17

    The realist painter Sotaro Yasui (1888-1955) must be included in any comprehensive examination of oil painting in the twentieth century. After studying Western-style painting with Chu Asai in Kyoto, Yasui...More »

  • poster for "Colors of the Sea, Shapes of the Sea" Exhibition

    "Colors of the Sea, Shapes of the Sea" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-07-11 - 2009-10-25

    This exhibition of paintings on the subject of the sea will introduce a cornucopia of styles and viewpoints with which artists address the sea. The sea itself has no determinate color or shape. Nonetheless,...More »

  • poster for "Matisse and His Circles—France Wild, France Refined" Exhibition

    "Matisse and His Circles—France Wild, France Refined" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-04-21 - 2009-07-05

    "When I look at a painting, I forget about what it depicts. What matters are lines, shapes, and colors." — Henri Matisse Henri Matisse (1869-1954), a central figure in Fauvism, is, indeed, one of the...More »

  • poster for "Selections from the Collection: From Impressionism to Abstract Paintings" Exhibition

    "Selections from the Collection: From Impressionism to Abstract Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2009-01-24 - 2009-04-12

    This exhibition presents some 180 works selected from the collection of the Bridgestone Museum of Art. They include examples ranging from the Impressionists to contemporary artists, with paintings and...More »

  • poster for "Paris Passages: The Changing Faces of Paris in 19th Century Prints and Paintings" Exhibition

    "Paris Passages: The Changing Faces of Paris in 19th Century Prints and Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2008-10-25 - 2009-01-18

    In the latter half of the nineteenth century, Paris underwent a series of expansions and alterations through the "grands travaux de Paris," a comprehensive redevelopment program directed by Hauts-de-Seine...More »

  • poster for "From Impressionism to Abstract Paintings" Exhibition

    "From Impressionism to Abstract Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2008-07-19 - 2008-10-19

    The search for an individual style has unfolded and evolved with great vigor throughout the history of modern and contemporary art. Consider the Impressionist artists such as Claude Monet and Pierre-August...More »

  • poster for Shikanosuke Oka Exhibition

    Shikanosuke Oka Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-26 - 2008-07-06

    Oka Shikanosuke (1898-1978) was a western-style painter who died 30 years ago. Oka’s paintings of pansies arranged in vases or baskets, old castles in deep forests, lighthouses set against a clear sky...More »

  • poster for "New Horizons: the collection of the Ishibashi Foundation" Exhibition

    "New Horizons: the collection of the Ishibashi Foundation" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-02-09 - 2008-04-13

    Ishibashi Kan'ichiro, who later succeeded the founder of the Ishibashi Foundation, Seijiro Ishibashi, as the foundation’s president in 1981, had acquired an early appreciation and love of 20th century...More »

  • poster for "From the Bridgestone Permanent Collection" Exhibition

    "From the Bridgestone Permanent Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2007-12-01 - 2008-01-27

    This exhibition presents approximately 180 paintings and sculptures from the collection of the Bridgestone Museum of Art centering around European artists of the Modern period such as Monet, Renoir,...More »

  • poster for Cézanne "Four Attractions: Figure, Still Life, Landscape, Bather"

    Cézanne "Four Attractions: Figure, Still Life, Landscape, Bather"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-10-06 - 2007-11-25

    Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the passing of Paul Cézanne (1839-1906). Cézanne who famously said that nature most often presents itself in spheres, cylinders, and cones, had a huge influence...More »

  • poster for Shigeru Aoki "Sea and Myth and the Masterpieces from the Collection"

    Shigeru Aoki "Sea and Myth and the Masterpieces from the Collection"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-07-18 - 2007-09-30

    "A Good Catch" comes to Tokyo. This painting was put on view to the public when the Bridgestone Museum was opened and for more than 50 years, it has been appreciated by many people. Nowadays, it is usually...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces from the Collection: From Impressionism to Twentieth Century Art" Exhibition

    "Masterpieces from the Collection: From Impressionism to Twentieth Century Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-04-10 - 2007-07-16

    This exhibition features an outstanding group of masterpieces from the Bridgestone Museum of Art, introducing the collection's appealing and distinctive character in an easy-to-understand way. On display...More »

  • "Masterpieces from the Collection - From Impressionism to Twentieth-Century Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-01-02 - 2007-04-08

    This exhibition features an outstanding group of masterpieces from the Bridgestone Museum of Art. It introduces the collection's appealing and distinctive character in an easy-to-understand way. The great...More »

  • poster for "Prism: Contemporary Australian Art" Exhibition

    "Prism: Contemporary Australian Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2006-10-07 - 2006-12-03

    The Bridgestone Museum of Art is presenting an exhibition of Australian contemporary art as an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Ishibashi Foundation. Featuring 73 works, including two made...More »

  • poster for Hanjiro Sakamoto "Ishibashi Museum 50 Year Anniversary Exhibition"

    Hanjiro Sakamoto "Ishibashi Museum 50 Year Anniversary Exhibition"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-06-16 - 2006-07-08

    The career of the Western-style painter Sakamoto Hanjiro spanned a period of more than 60 years from the late Meiji Era to well after World War II. Made up of 150 paintings and 30 documents, this exhibition—the...More »

  • poster for "From Sesshu to Pollock" A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ishibashi Foundation

    "From Sesshu to Pollock" A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ishibashi Foundation

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2006-04-08 - 2006-06-04

    This exhibition will bring together under one roof the highlights of the Ishibashi Foundation’s collection, which is normally divided between the Bridgestone Museum of Art in Tokyo, and the Ishibashi Museum...More »

  • poster for Permanent Collection - Impressionists and Twentieth-Century Artists

    Permanent Collection - Impressionists and Twentieth-Century Artists

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2005-10-15 - 2006-03-26

    The Bridgestone Museum of Art devotes itself to the collection and exhibition of European art, in particular, works of Impressionists and 20th century art as well as Japanese western-style paintings from...More »

  • poster for Aoki Shigeru "A Good Catch"

    Aoki Shigeru "A Good Catch"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2005-09-17 - 2005-10-10

    Though he died at the early age of twenty-eight, the painter Aoki Shigeru (1882-1911) produced a large and splendid body of work. As the representative of the Japanese Romantic movement, Aoki left his...More »

  • poster for Two by Two - Pairs, Couples and Lovers

    Two by Two - Pairs, Couples and Lovers

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2005-07-16 - 2005-09-11

    People in pairs have been a popular motif throughout the history of art. Two by Two explores how this motif has been handled in different periods, from Ancient Greece to contemporary Europe and Japan. The...More »

  • poster for The Impressionists and 20th-Century Masters: From Monet and Renoir to Picasso

    The Impressionists and 20th-Century Masters: From Monet and Renoir to Picasso

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2005-01-25 - 2005-07-10

    This exhibition introduces the unique qualities and appeal of the Impressionist painters and masters of twentieth-century art, mainly through works in the Bridgestone Museum of Art. The works by Impressionists...More »

  • poster for Zao Wou-Ki

    Zao Wou-Ki

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2004-10-16 - 2005-01-16

    The reputation of the Paris-based abstract artist Zao Wou-Ki has continued to grow in recent years. Born in Beijing to a distinguished family dating back to the Sung dynasty, Zao moved to France in 1948...More »

  • Masterly Visions - From Manet, Monet and Renoir to Twentieth-Century Art

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2004-06-11 - 2004-10-03

    This exhibition features an outstanding group of masterpieces from the Bridgestone Museum of Art, some of which have not been shown very often in recent years. It introduces the collection's appeal and...More »

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