Vase 《Nadica》
Kitazawa Museum of Art
Photo: Tetsuro Shimizu

Tripodal Coupe 《Siren》
Kitazawa Museum of Art
Photo: Haruji Takemoto

Decorative Box 《Lunaria annua》 L
Kitazawa Museum of Art
Photo: Tetsuro Shimizu

René Lalique, Candlesticks 《Tokyo》 1935
Drinking Glass Set 《Tokyo》 1930
Knife Rest 《Nippon》 1933
Finger Bowl 《Tokyo》 1933
Kitazawa Museum of Art, Photo: Tetsuro Shimizu

Automobile Mascot 《Speed》
Kitazawa Museum of Art
Photo: Tetsuro Shimizu

Lamp 《Peacocks》
Kitazawa Museum of Art
Photo: Tetsuro Shimizu

Perfume Bottle《Dans La Nuit》 House of Worth
after 1924
Kitazawa Museum of Art
Photo: Takao Ogata


René Lalique -Paris Modern Elegance Selected Works from the Kitazawa Museum of Art

Period : Saturday, April 27, 2019– Monday, September 23, 2019

Opening Hours : 9:30-18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.)
*On the first day, the exhibition will open after the opening ceremony (11:00am-).

Closed : May 8, May 15, June 5, June 19, July 3, July 17, August 7, August 21, September 11 and September 18, 2019

Venue : Exhibition Room 1,2(2F)


From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, art glass in France entered the golden age. Emile Gallé (1846-1904) of Nancy developed Art Nouveau glass from the late 19th century in the motif of colorful nature. In contrast to him, René Lalique (1860-1945) created Art Deco, a modern style in the beginning of the 20th century. Lalique spent the first half of his life as a jewelry artist and had great success winning the grand prix at the 1900 Paris Exposition. After he reached fifty, he challenged art glass and attracted worldwide attention at the 1925 Art Deco Exposition. Lalique introduced glass in a variety of areas from a perfume bottle to architectural decorations, proposing a modern lifestyle.

Kitazawa Museum of Art in Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture, which is known for its Gallé’s collection, owns one of the greatest collections of glass artworks by Lalique. In this exhibition, we introduce major works of Lalique from Kitazawa Museum’s collection.



Adults: 700Yen (500Yen)   College students: 500Yen (300Yen)
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
* Combined ticket with “MARTA KLONOWSKA Istota” is available.

Supported by
THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN, THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, Kitanihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Tulip TV INC., Toyama Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.


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