Childrens’ Workshop Study Group (1983–1988) is launched.
The collection of businessman Sakata Takeo, founder of Sakata Seed Corporation, centered on works from the Barbizon school, is donated, and the acquisition of Nagaoka Contemporary Art Museum former Taiko Collection is completed.
Exhibitions showcasing the museum’s progress in expanding its collection are held at the Yokohama Civic Art Gallery and other locations.
Citizens’ Workshop Research Group activities begin (active through 1990).
Children’s Workshop and Citizens’ Workshop programs are launched.
Art Information and Media Center (Art Library and Art Information Gallery) open.
The museum’s mini music concerts including “YMA Classic Live” are launched in the Grand Gallery.
Kaburaki Kiyokata becomes the museum’s first independently planned and organized exhibition.
Experimental film screenings are hosted by the Art Information and Media Center.
First issue of the Yokohama Museum of Art newsletter “RGB” is published (final issue in 2005).
Inaugural lecture on art history is hosted by the Art Information and Media Center (lecture series continues intermittently until 2001).
“Japanese Art after 1945: Scream against the Sky” exhibition is guest-curated by Alexandra Munroe.
First volume of “Yokohama Museum of Art Library” [Yokohama Bijutsukan Sosho] imprint is published (eighth and final volume published in 2003).
With support from the Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan, a server is built and the museum’s website comes online.
“Bulletin of Yokohama Museum of Art” [Yokohama Bijutsukan Kiyo] No.1 is published.
Art Information Gallery is renovated.
City of Yokohama “Creative City”policy is launched.
Minatomirai Station opens.
Louvre Museum exhibition is attended by a record 600,000-plus visitors.
Artist in Museum Yokohama (AIMY) residency program (2005–2009) is launched.
The museum launches its official blog.
“Endo Matazaemon and His Retainers” (1854), a daguerreotype by Eliphalet BROWN Jr., is named an Important Cultural Property.
First New Artist Picks (NAP), a series of small exhibitions for upcoming artists, is held.
Heart to Art, a corporate sponsorship program, commences in earnest.
Tuition-based education program Yokohama Museum of Art Juku (2008–2012) is launched.
Yokohama Arts Foundation is chartered as a public interest incorporated foundation.
Yokohama Museum of Art Collection Friends program is launched for individuals to support the museum collections.
Having transferred from Japan Foundation to the stewardship of Yokohama City, the Yokohama Triennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art launched in 2001, holds its fourth iteration, with Yokohama Museum of Art serving for the first time as one of the main venues.
Community outreach at hospitals and other offsite healthcare providers begins in earnest.
A large-scale commercial complex opens on the other side of the park in front of the museum.
Kids Art Guide Program is launched. Volunteer talk program is expanded.
The museum’s first exhibition of its film and video collection to be held abroad takes place at the Singapore Art Museum annex SAM at 8Q in exchange for the 2013 exhibition ”Welcome to the Jungle: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia from the Collection of Singapore Art Museum”.
Yokohama Museum of Art is presented with the Minister’s Award for Regional Art-Activities in Japan 2015.
Senior and youth outreach programs are launched.
Partnerships with local schools are bolstered through a collection-based approach to art appreciation.
An exhibition featuring the museum collection is held for the first time in Japan at the Museum of Art, Kochi and Arts Maebashi.
The museum’s first exhibition of its photography collection is held outside Japan at the National Gallery of Canada.
Special programs commemorating the museum’s 30th anniversary are held.
From March 1, the museum closes for its first ever major renovation. Collections of 13,000 works of art and 250,000 books are removed and transferred to external warehouse facilities.