Slepice / Hen, 2016
Collection the artist, Photo by Gabriel Urbánek

Muž a pes / Man and Dog, 2015
Collection the artist, Photo by Gabriel Urbánek

(right) small birds (RAMPANT, TOO)
(left) small birds (RAMPANT)
2010-20, Collection the artist
Photo by Gabriel Urbánek

Horká hlava / Hot Blood, 2018
Collection the artist, Photo by Gabriel Urbánek

Collection the artist, Photo by Gabriel Urbánek


Ivana Šramková – Beings

Period : Saturday, 25 April 2020 – Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Opening Hours : 9:30-18:00 *Latest admission is 30 minutes before closing.
(until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)

Closed : First and Third Wednesdays (except 6 May and 2 September), 13 May, 9 September, 2020

Venue : Exhibition Room 3(3F)


Taking humans and animals as her primary motifs, Czech artist Ivana Šramková (b. 1960) employs an array of techniques to produce work ranging from cast glass sculptures and blown-glass objects and vessels, to oil paintings.

Šramková’s works are inspired by her natural and social surroundings, and her human bodies rendered in simple squares and circles, and distorted animal figures, display the characteristics and inner lives of human/animals as the artist sees them. Quietly occupying their spaces, as well as striking us as gentle and approachable, they have a vaguely melancholy air.

“Beings” will present around 80 mainly recent works, including 43 small birds, plus horses, a fox and other creatures, and pieces on the theme of hidden human emotions, each distinct in character, combining to showcase the unconventional worldview created by Ivana Šramková.



<General Public> 700 yen (500 yen) <College student> 500 yen (400 yen)

*Price in brackets for groups of 20 or more.
*Admission fee is free for high school students and younger.
*Tickets also allow admission to the Permanent Exhibition.


■Organized by

Toyama Glass Art Museum

■Supported by

Embassy of the Czech Republic, CZECH CENTRE TOKYO, THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN, THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, Kitanihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd., TULIP-TV INC., Toyama Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.


Toyama Glass Art Museum