Bridgestone Museum of Art
Bridgestone Museum of Art is located in Tokyo, Japan in the headquarters of the Bridgestone Corporation. The museum was founded in 1952 by Ishibashi Shojiro, the founder of Bridgestone Tire Co., to house his private collection. The small but impressive collection includes French Impressionist and Post Impressionist art, as well as Japanese paintings in the Western style dating back to the Meiji Period, European and American art and ceramic works from Ancient Greece. The 10 rooms of the museum display the 500 piece collection on a rotating basis and include works by Monet, Manet, Degas, Sisley, Cézanne, Pissarro, Renoir, Corot, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani, and Rousseau, as well as Japanese artists Chu Asai, Aoki Shigeru, Kishida Ryusei, and Saeki Yuzo.