Masterpieces from the Shiseido Collection — Earlier Works in Japanese Painting, Contemporary Art, Pottery Craft and Glass Craft
1 October (Wed) to 21 December (Sun), 2008
The Shiseido Art House was opened in November 1978 in Kakegawa, Shizuoka. Over the thirty years since it has served as an art museum for the region, holding over seventy exhibitions.
This exhibition celebrated those thirty years with a presentation of about 130 works of Japanese, Western, and contemporary art and craft, including many that visitors to the museum have appreciated the most over the years, as well as significant works from the earlier and later Tsubakikai (1st through 4th) and Modern Industrial Art exhibitions (1975–95).
A corporation might ask, “What can we do to forge positive relationships with customers?” One of Shiseido's answers has been to present these thirty years worth of public art exhibitions. It's often said that an art collection reflects the character of the person who collected it, but the same can be said for a company. The collection is the face of the company, and this exhibition in particular was an embodiment of yet another aspect of Shiseido's consciousness of beauty in the world.