Bowl with cut relief decoration, Iran, 5th-7th century CE
Collection of Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum

Rhyton, Roma, 2nd-3rd century CE
Collection of Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum

Gold-band bottle, Italy, 1st century BCE -1st century CE
Collection of Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum


Hirayama Ikuo: Ruins in the Moonlight, Palmyra, 2006
Collection of Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum


Exhibition

Kira-Hirayama Ikuo and Glass from the Silk Road

Period : Apr. 15 - Jul. 9, 2017

Opening Hours : 9:30-18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)

Closed : First and Third Wednesdays (open on May 3 and closed on May 10)

Venue : Toyama Glass Art Museum  Exhibition Room 1-3 (2F-3F)

Summary

Since ancient times, glass has fascinated everyone with its free forms, vivid colors, and glow. In this exhibition, approximately 350 glass masterpieces, the essence of the Silk Road collected by Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum, are displayed, showcasing the history of glass extending for about 3,000 years from ancient Mesopotamia to the Islamic Period along with the amazing transcendental techniques. Moreover, about 40 paintings by HIRAYAMA Ikuo (Japanese-style painter, 1930-2009) are shown along with his glass collection. Please enjoy the fantasy world of the Silk Road with the masterpieces of glass.

Information

Admission

General: 1,000Yen(800Yen) College students: 800Yen(600Yen)
Elem/JH/HS: free
*Price in brackets for groups of 20 or more
*The ticket also allow admission to Collection Exhibition and Glass Art Garden

 

 

General Supervision by
Miyasako Masaaki
Organized by
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Co-organized by
Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum
Supported by
Kitanippon Shimbun, Kitanihon Broadcasting, Tulip-tv,Toyama Television Broadcasting
With the cooperation of
Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku Public Collaboration Center

Contact

Toyama Glass Art Museum