The Museum is currently closed for reconstruction.
The Bridgestone Museum of Art thus opens its doors on January 8.
Ishibashi Shojiro (1889-1976), founder of Bridgestone Corporation, completes a gallery to house his collection on the 2nd floor of the Bridgestone Building in Kyobashi, Tokyo, which he opens to the public. The Saturday Lectures start in February the same year.
The completion ceremony for the Bridgestone Museum of Art. Ishibashi Shojiro is in the center of the first row, giving a celebratory cheer.
The Bridgestone Museum of Art thus opens its doors on January 8
Mushanokoji Saneatsu giving the Saturday Lecture. (September, 1952)
The Ishibashi Foundation is established and the Bridgestone Museum of Art comes under its management. Ishibashi Shojiro opens the Ishibashi Museum of Art, in Kurume city, Fukuoka prefecture the same year.
Contemporary World Art is held.This exhibition introduced the Art Informel movement, which has been called “ardent abstraction.”
The Museum is totally redesigned, resulting in an 80 percent increase in floor area to 2,645m2.
Ishibashi Shojiro donates most of his art collection to the Ishibashi Foundation.
The Museum's 10th anniversary
La Peinture française de Corot à Braque dans la Collection Ishibashi de Tokyo is held at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris
Opening ceremony at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, May, 1962. Bernard Dorival, assistant director of the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, is third from the right, Ishibashi Shojiro is second from the left.
The Museum's 20th anniversary
Museum’s twentieth anniversary exhibition: Aoki Shigeru is held.
Ishibashi shojiro, Founder of the Bridgestone Museum of Art, passed away.
The Museum acquires Picasso's Saltimbanque Seated with Arms Crossed.
The Museum's 30th anniversary
Museum’s thirtieth anniversary exhibitions: Italian Drawings from the Galleria degli Uffizi, Rembrandt from the Hermitage Museum and Revolution in Figurative Painting are held.
The Museum acquires Renoir's Mlle Georgette Charpentier Seated.
Gustave Courbet is held.
The Museum's 40th anniversary
Monet: A Retrospective is held. 74 oil paintings spanning the artist’s entire life provided a full overview of Monet.
Cumulative visitors exceed 5 million.
The interior of the Museum is redesigned and redecorated, extending the display area to 2,924m2.
Renoir: From Outsider to Old Master 1870-1892 is held. It attracted over 330,000 visitors.
The Museum's 50th anniversary
Bridgestone Museum of Art Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, Ishibashi Shojiro, Art Collector and Fujishima Takeji are held.
Over 2,000 Saturday Lectures had been given.
The Museum acquires Pollock's Number 2, 1951.
From SESSHU to POLLOCK : An Exhibition Marking the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Ishibashi Foundation and Sakamoto Hanjiro : An Exhibition Marking the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Ishibashi Museum of art are held.
The Museum acquires Caillebotte's Young Man Playing the Piano.
Postwar Abstract Paintings in France and Art Informel and Aoki Shigeru: Myth, Sea and Love are held.
Exhibition room : Aoki Shigeru: Myth, Sea and Love
The Museum's 60th anniversary
Ishibashi Foundation is accredited as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation. Museum’s sixtieth anniversary exhibitions: Ishibashi Collection Selected for the Exhibition in Paris, Spring, 1962, The Bridgestone Museum of Art at Sixty: You've Got to See These Paintings and Debussy, Music and the Arts are held.
Gustave Caillebotte is held.
Best of the Best, the last exhibition before we close, is held.
The Emperor and Empress both view the exhibition.
The Bridgestone Museum of Art closed for reconstruction on May 18, 2015.
New Museum will reopen several years later.