About the Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art
The Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art opened in April 2003 on the 4th floor of what is now the Panasonic Tokyo Shiodome Building. The Museum is home to a collection of almost 260 works by French artist Georges Rouault (1871-1958), which include paintings and some of his best-known prints from every stage of his career. These works are displayed either in our permanent Rouault Gallery or in themed exhibitions that relate directly or indirectly with Rouault. The Museum also presents exhibits on themes such as “architecture and living spaces” and “design and applied arts." The exhibitions are designed to enrich both the minds and lives of those who come to visit. The Museum has been designed to take advantage of its unique urban location—Tokyo’s redeveloped Shiodome district—to offer a cultural space in which visitors may gain new insights and experience new sensations through works of art.
20TH ANNIVERSARY GREETING
Enjoy encounters with art that feel new, deep, and inspiring
The Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art opened in April 2003 as part of Panasonic’s corporate social responsibility. Thisyear, we celebrate the Museum’s 20th anniversary.
Currently, the Museum is home to a collection of about 260 works by French artist Georges Rouault. These works are displayed in our permanent Rouault Gallery—the only exhibition space in the world named after the artist—based on themes derived from the results of our research. The Museum also organizes modern art exhibitions that relate directly or indirectly with Rouault, as well as exhibits on themes—for example, “architecture and living spaces” and “design and applied arts”—that are central to the work done by Panasonic. We organize four such exhibitions every year, presenting them in a way that makes creative use of the Museum’s compact exhibition space.
Over 1.5 million visitors have come to enjoy the 86 exhibitions we have organized to date. I would like to express my profound gratitude to everyone who has supported the Museum over the last two decades.
I am pleased to welcome you back to the useum, which has been partially renovated. The Museum still has room to grow, and I hope to be able to aid the Museum in its growth so it can continue to contribute to the promotion and evolution of arts and culture and provide our visitors with even greater moments of inspiration and wonder.
Director, Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art