Impressionism—Light and Memory: Monet, Gogh, Matisse, Picasso

Pola Museum of Art



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This exhibition has selected 73 masterpieces from the collections of the Pola Museum of Art and the Hiroshima Museum of Art. It is centered on French Impressionist landscapes, but also includes other works by artists ranging from Delacroix and Corot to Picasso and Matisse, exploring themes such as the importance of travel and memory. The show considers these nineteenth-century painters’ modern gazes on cities and waterscapes and how impressions of landscapes or changes of transient light are captured in their expressions of forms and colors.

The museums have been undertaking scientific research on their collections. Through up-to-date optical investigations backed by a close study of relevant documents, they have been able to recover paintings’ “memories”—the production processes and techniques encapsulated within. In the last chapter of the exhibition, these traces of memories are presented, so as to enable a new appreciation of the works.


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from March 23, 2019 to July 28, 2019


Adults ¥1800, University and High School Students ¥1300, Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥700(free on Saturdays), Seniors over 65 ¥1600, Registered disabled +1 ¥1000.

Venue Hours

From 9:00 To 17:00


Address: 1285 Kozukayama Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa-ken, 250-0631
Phone: 0460-84-2111 Fax: 0460-84-3108

From the JR Odawara or Hakone Yumoto Station on the Odakyu Line, take the Hakone Tozan railway and get off at Goura Station. From there, 13 minutes by sightseeing shuttle bus to "Pola Museum of Art" bus stop

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