The Pola Art Foundation was established in May 1996 by private funding from Suzuki Tsuneshi (1930-2000), then owner of the Pola Orbis Group with the cooperation of the individual Pola Orbis Group companies. The Foundation's aim is to contribute to art and culture. Since its establishment in 1929, the Pola Orbis Group have worked for human beauty and human adornment, putting their greatest effort into achieving the highest forms of beauty. Suzuki Tsuneshi firmly believed that "internal beauty is important, and no matter how great the external beauty, if it is not backed by internal beauty, it is worthless." Thus Suzuki was renowned for his deep respect for the arts as an important aspect of his life work. He established the Pola Art Foundation in order to present beauty from the interior, enriched by the heart's greatness, to as many people as possible. This Foundation works to spread the field of the arts so that more people can become familiar with art. Its main activities are the support of young artists, research by museum staff members, and support of activities related to international exchange in the field of art. In addition to these funding activities, the Foundation also opened the Pola Museum of Art to conserve and display the art works acquired by Suzuki and the Pola Orbis Group. Through the actualization and continuance of these two important cultural endeavors, funding subsidies and art museum operation, the Foundation seeks to contribute to the improvement and development of culture in Japan.
Art Fair Tokyo 2019