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POLA Museum of Art

Public Exhibition of Western Paintings, Centering on Our Impressionist Collection, as well as Glass Crafts and Makeup Tools

©Mamoru Ishiguro

The POLA Art Foundation opened the POLA Museum of Art in Sengokuhara, Hakone, Kanagawa in September 2002. By September 2015, it had been visited by 3 million people. The collection of the museum contains about 10,000 items and consists of artworks gathered by the former owner of the POLA ORBIS Group, Tsuneshi Suzuki (1930-2000), over a period of more than 40 years. At the center of the collection are the Western paintings by 19th-century French impressionists and the School of Paris, but it also contains a large number of Japanese Western-style paintings, Japanese paintings, oriental ceramics, Japanese modern ceramics, glass crafts, and makeup tools, making up an immensely diverse collection.

The POLA Museum of Art has as its concept "symbiosis between Hakone's natural beauty and the works of art." Most of the building is underground so as to harmonize it with the surrounding environment, creating a museum that seemingly blends into the forest. We also use state-of-the-art optical fiber lighting for our exhibition rooms to maximize the beauty of our artworks. We hope you will enjoy this world of beauty that combines excellent art, beautiful green nature, and an architectural space overflowing with light.

Facility Overview

POLA Museum of Art, POLA Art Foundation
1285 Kozukayama, Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa, 250-0631
Phone: +81-460-84-2111

POLA Museum of Art