About Sompo Museum of Art

History

Sompo Museum of Art

Entrance

Exhibition Gallery

May 2020 - The museum is reopened after transferring to a new dedicated building on the grounds of Sompo Japan’s headquarters.
April 2020 - The museum’s name is changed to the ‘Sompo Museum of Art.’

Seiji Togo Memorial
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art

FACE(Public Competition) exhibit

July 2019 - The museum has welcomed a total of 6 million visitors.
September 2014 - The museum’s name is changed to the ‘Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art’
December 2012 - The museum has welcomed a total of 5 million visitors.
December 2011 - FACE (a competition that is open to the general public) is established.
August 2007 - The museum has welcomed a total of 4 million visitors.
September 2003 - A ‘Van Gogh and Flowers’ exhibition is held.
July 2002 - The museum’s name is changed to the ‘Sompo Japan Seiji Togo Museum of Art.’

Seiji Togo Memorial Yasuda Kasai Museum of Art

‘Vincent Van Gogh and his Time’ exhibit

Van Gogh Sunflowers

May 2002 - The museum has welcomed a total of 3 million visitors.
February 1997 - The museum has welcomed a total of 2 million visitors.
September 1993 - The first ‘Vincent Van Gogh and his Time’ exhibit is held. It continues to be held every year until 1997.
March 1992 - The museum has welcomed a total of 1 million visitors.
January 1990 - Paul Cézanne’s Pommes et Serviette is opened to the public.
January 1988 - Gauguin’s works: L’Allée des Alyscamps,Arles are opened to the public.
October 1987 - Van Gogh’s Sunflowers (which Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance had purchased that year) is made available for viewing by the public.
April 1987 - The museum’s name is changed to the ‘Seji Togo Memorial Yasuda Kasai Museum of Art.’

Seiji Togo Art Museum

Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.’s (now Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.) headquarters

Opening ceremony

April 1978 - After Seiji Togo’s death, his family endows the museum with 345 items from his estate, including 156 pieces of art.
March 1977 - The ‘Seiji Togo Memorial Museum Grand Prix Award’ for established artists (suspended in 2009) and the ‘Outstanding Rising Artists Award’ for new artists are created.
July 1976 - With assistance from Seiji Togo himself, the museum opened as the ‘Seiji Togo Art Museum’, located on the 42nd floor of Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.’s (now Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.) headquarters.