The Ishibashi Foundation organizes many exhibitions at the Artizon Museum.

Exhibitions Utilizing the Ishibashi Foundation Collection

The exhibitions feature a variety of themes from the diverse Ishibashi Foundation collection, offering discoveries and suggestions.

STEPS AHEAD: Recent Acquisitions, 2021   Photo by Keizo Kioku

Jam Session Exhibition

In order to embody the Artizon Museum's concept of "Experiencing Creativity," the museum holds the "Jam Session" exhibition every year, which features contemporary artists and the Ishibashi Foundation Collection. The exhibition presents new perspectives through sessions between the collection and the artists' works.

Jam Session: The Ishibashi Foundation Collection×Morimura Yasumasa M’s Gift of the Sea: Auto-Mythology,   2021 ©Morimura Yasumasa   Photo by Keizo Kioku

Exhibition in Japan of the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition

The Ishibashi Foundation has been supporting the Japanese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale through grant programs since 2011. With the opening of the Artizon Museum in 2020, the museum is also holding a return exhibition to introduce the results of the Japan Pavilion exhibition in Japan.

Exhibition in Japan of the Japan Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia "Cosmo-Eggs", 2020   Photo by ArchiBIMIng

Connection with the Venice Biennale

Ishibashi Shojiro, the Foundation's founder, built and donated the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (designed by Yoshizaka Takamasa) personally in 1956. In 2014, the Ishibashi Foundation renovated and donated the Japan Pavilion.

Special Exhibitions

Based on the curators' daily research, the Artizon Museum holds exhibitions rich in originality and new spirit that can only be seen at this museum, in cooperation with other museums in Japan and abroad.

Dialogues of the Muses: The Paris Opera House and the Arts,   2022

Public Relations

The museum publishes a wide range of public relations activities through our website, social media, the museum's own media, and other media sources including the Internet, newspapers, magazines, transit advertisements, and television advertisements, as a mix of media. In addition, it provides media services to respond to media coverage from Japan and overseas, and hold press previews at exhibitions each time, and works to actively promote public relations.

Left: Flags posted on Chuo-dori St. and Yaesu-dori Ave.
Right: Full-page color advertisement using an artistic QR code as a motif
Posters in the Museum Plaza