Past Exhibitions

Masterpieces of the Pola Museum of Art: Impressionism to ÉCOLE DE PARIS

April 24 - June 27, 2021

The Pola Museum of Art, was opened in Sengokuhara, Hakone inside Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park in September 2002, under the concept of “symbiosis between Hakone's natural beauty and the works of art,” and it houses a diverse collection of over 10,000 works in total. The museum’s Western paintings collection is especially impressive for allowing visitors to comprehensively trace the evolution of modern Western art, from 19th century French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to 20th-century paintings, making it one of the foremost Western art collections in Japan.

At this exhibition, titled 「Impressionism to ÉCOLE DE PARIS」, the Pola Museum of Art will introduce from its collection a careful selection of 74 paintings and 12 makeup tools by artists who were active in France, including Impressionists like Monet and Renoir, Post-Impressionists like Cézanne and Gogh, 20th-century painters like Matisse and Picasso, as well as Utrillo, Chagall, and others belonging to the ÉCOLE DE PARIS. Please come join us at the exhibition to enjoy aesthetics that were passed down through time and style in France, the place that enchants painters everywhere.


Period April 24 [Sat.] - June 27 [Sun.], 2021
Opening Hours 9:30 AM-6:00 PM [Last admission is 5:30 PM]
Closed Wednesdays [Except national holidays] and May 6 [Thu.], 2021
*Open from April 29 [Thu.] to May 5 [Wed.], 2021
Admission Adults 1,400yen [*1,200yen], University students 1,000yen [*800yen], Advance ticket 1,200yen
  • If used on the same day of admission, visitors can also use their entry tickets for this exhibition to attend the Collection Exhibition.
  • For groups of 20 people or more, admission fees in [* ] are applied.
  • Free admission both to collection exhibitions and special exhibitions for the following visitors.
    1. Children, students [elementary, junior high or high school students, etc.]
    2. Persons escorting children/students for school activities or social activities. [Submission of admission free application is necessary.]
    3. Disabled people with a physical disability certificate.
  • Advance tickets are available from February 27 [Sat.] to April 23 [Fri.], 2021.
Venue 2F exhibition room 2、3、4
Organized by Toyama Prefecture, “Masterpieces of the Pola Museum of Art: Impressionism to École de Paris” Exhibition Executive Committee, [Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Tulip-tv inc.], Pola Museum of Art, Pola Art Foundation

・Auspices: The Asahi Shimbun Toyama General Bureau, THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN, THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, The Hokuriku Chunichi Shimbun, The Mainichi Newspaper Toyama Bureau, THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN HOKURIKU BUREAU
・Corporate Sponsors: NISSHA
・Planning and Support: Témoin