The museum today is not only a research institute but also a social educational facility. It carries out four main activities; research and study, collection, display and community relations, which are closely related to each other.
Collection and display activities are conducted based on the wide and thorough research and study of research materials. We display our permanet collection as well as special exhibitions on various themes all through the year.
Our collection of artworks and research materials covers a wide range of visual art, but we pay special attention to Japanese Modern Western-style paintings. Our chief concern is to reexamine and developed in the process of the modernization of Japanese society. They are always on display in our permanent collection gallery.
We also organize various kinds of special exhibitions. These programs range from ancient to contemporary art of Mie Prefecture as well as foreign collections. But here, too, we put special emphasis on Japanese art from the Edo Period to the present as a longrange subkect of study.
We try to inform the public of these activities through various kinds of community activities. In this way, we have been promoting our activities since the opening of the museum in September 1982.