|1952||The Bridgestone Gallery (as of 1967, the Bridgestone Museum of Art) opens.||
The Bridgestone Building upon the opening of the BMA (1952)
Crown Prince Akihito visits the BMA (1952)
|1956||The Ishibashi Foundation is established.
The Bridgestone Gallery is incorporated into the Foundation.
The Ishibashi Art Gallery (as of 1971, the Ishibashi Museum of Art) opens.
The opening of the IMA (1956)
|1959||The Bridgestone Gallery is renovated and expanded.|
|1960||The Foundation contributes to the renovation of la Maison Franco-Japonaise.
Shojiro Ishibashi is decorated Officer of the French Legion of Honor.
The Foundation builds a new auditorium and grants its use to the Kurume Education Club.
French Minister of Cultural Affairs André Malraux visits the BMA (1960)
|1961||Shojiro Ishibashi donates most of his art collection to the Ishibashi Foundation.
Shojiro Ishibashi is awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
|1962||Musee National d'Art Moderne in Paris holds an exhibition of works from the Ishibashi Collection.||
The Ishibashi Collection exhibition in Paris (1962)
Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko visit the IMA (1968)
|1963||The Foundation donates two buildings in the Ishibashi Cultural Center – the Cultural Hall and the Cultural Auditorium – to the Cty of Kurume.
In collaboration with the National Museum of Western Art, the Foundation brings Jacques Maréchal to Japan from France to clean and restore works in the Collection.
|1965||The Ishibashi Art Gallery is renovated and expanded.|
|1967||Shigeru Aoki's A Good Catch, a painting in the Collection, is designated an Important Cultural Property.|
|1969||Takeji Fujishima's Black Fan and Shigeru Aoki's Paradise Under the Sea, both paintings in the Collection, are designated Important Cultural Properties.|
|1972||The Foundation acquires Edouard Manet's Self-Portrait.|
|1976||Ishibashi Foundation founder Shojiro Ishibashi passes away.||Mitsujiro Ishii|
|1977||The Ishibashi Foundation takes over the administration of the Ishibashi Museum of Art from the Cty of Kurume.|
|1978||Ishibashi Museum of Art facilities are renovated and expanded.||
The expanded and redesigned IMA (1978)
|1980||The studio of artist Hanjiro Sakamoto is moved to and reconstructed on the grounds of the Ishibashi Cultural Center, and donated to the Cty of Kurume.
The Foundation acquires Pablo Picasso's Saltimbanque Seated with Arms Crossed.
Italian President Alessandro Pertini visits the BMA (1982)
|1983||President of the Board of Directors Kanichiro Ishibashi is decorated Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.|
|1986||Kanichiro Ishibashi is awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit of Spain.
The Foundation acquires Renoir's Mlle Georgette Charpentier Seated.
|1996||The Ishibashi Museum of Art, Asian Gallery opens.||
The opening of the IMA, Asian Gallery (1996)
|1999||Bridgestone Museum of Art facilities undergo extensive renovation.||Hiroshi Uchida|
|2003||Bridgestone Museum of Art is the first museum to receive ISO certification.
Takeji Fujishima's Reminiscence of the Tempyo Era, a paintings in the Collection, is designated an Important Cultural Property.
The Ishibashi Foundation's current offices
|2005||The Foundation acquires Jackson Pollock's Number 2, 1951.|
|2011||The Foundation acquires Gustave Caillebotte's Young Man Playing The Piano.|
|2012||Ishibashi Foundation is accredited as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation.|
|2015||The Bridgestone Museum of Art Best of the Best exhibition was held.
The Bridgestone Museum of Art extended term closure since May for renovation.
|2016||Reinstated the management of Ishibashi Museum of Art back to Kurume City.|