The Museum is currently closed for renovation.
Bridgestone Museum of Art Renovation Report: No. 12016.01.14
Last year the museum closed on May 18 for what will be a long period of reconstruction. Now, a half year later, the dismantling of our old building is progressing. Seen from the outside, this nine-story building seems to have all but disappeared. As of the end of last year, it had been dismantled down to the first floor. This year, the removal of the underground parts of the building begins.
It will be not much longer until we begin the construction of our new museum.
July 2015 : The entrance hall and reception area are being demolished.
October 2015 : The galleries (on the third floor) are gone.
November 2015 : What had been a nine-story building at the intersection of Yaesu and Chuo avenues has vanished.
December 2015 : Demolition of the entrance (first floor) is complete. Dismantling of the underground portions of the building begins this year.