A Guide to Hiroshima Museums
The paintings in the possession of the Museum comprise:
Modern European paintings, concentrating on those by French Impressionists,
Japanese oil paintings from after the Meiji Period to the Recent.
The basic themes of the collections are; (1) primary art works that shows the history of modern art after the Second World War (2) fine art works showing the relation between Hiroshima and modern art (3) fine art works by potential young artists.
The collection of Hirayama Ikuo, who is the most celebrated contemporary artist working in the genre of Nihon-ga, or traditional Japanese painting.
The museum exhibits artworks associated with Hiroshima prefecture, Japanese and Asian art and craft, as well as other displays concentrating on work created in the 1920s and 30s. The museum has over 3500 pieces in its permanent collection.