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POLA Museum of Art

Resonant Harmony in the Forest of Art
A Collection of Around 10,000 Works of Art on Display, from Impressionist to Modern Art

The POLA Art Foundation opened the POLA Museum of Art in Sengokuhara, Hakone, Kanagawa in September 2002. The museum's collection contains about 10,000 items, most of which are artworks collected by Tsuneshi Suzuki (1930-2000), the former owner of the POLA ORBIS Group, over a period of more than 40 years. While Western paintings by 19th-century French impressionists and the School of Paris constitute the main part of the collection, it also contains a diverse selection of other items, including a large number of Japanese paintings, contemporary art, oriental ceramics, glass crafts and makeup tools.
A distinctive feature is the art appreciation space that blends into the forest, based on the concept of "coexistence of nature and art in Hakone." The exterior of the building that is surrounded by trees, at the same height of the part of the building that is visible above ground, while the majority of the building is situated underground. The lighting in the exhibition rooms was chosen to reproduce the atmosphere of dusk in Paris in July, which is optimal for admiring impressionist works of art. Please enjoy this unique world of art, created out of a combination of untouched nature and artificial landscaping.

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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
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Corporate Report2020