Hiroshima Museum of Art

Outline

Outline of the Museum

Hiroshima Museum of Art, a nonprofit organization, was established in 1978 by Hiroshima Bank in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of its foundation. On November 3 of the same year, the Museum was formally opened in a specially designed building at one end of Central Park, located in the heart of Hiroshima City.

The paintings in the possession of the Museum comprise of:

Modern European paintings, concentrating on those by French Impressionists, Japanese oil paintings and Japanese-style paintings from after the Meiji Period to the Recent. These paintings are exhibited permanently in the Museum. From Gallery1 to Gallery4 of the Main Hall, about 90 works of the Modern European paintings are exhibited, so that visitors can have a general theme of the 150 years of modern European paintings from the French Romantic period to the Ecole de Paris, with its emphasis on works by French Impressionists. In the part of the Annex galleries are exhibited about 10 works by Japanese-style painters. Besides maintaining the permanent exhibition as described above, the Museum offers special exhibitions.

Hiroshima Museum of Art

Hiroshima Museum of Art
Name of Museum Hiroshima Museum of Art
Address 3 - 2, Motomachi(in Central Park), Naka-ku, Hiroshima
730-0011 Japan
Director Mr. Koji IKEDA

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About the building

About the building

The main building was built in order to pay homage to the Atomic Bomb Dome. The museum’s motto, “For Love and Peace,” raises a prayer for the many precious lives lost in the atomic bombing of 6 August 1945, seeking peace for their souls and expressing a longing for world peace.