Lino TAGLIAPIETRA, Africa, 2014, Photo by SUEMASA Mareo

FUJITA Kyohei, JOMON, 1997, Photo by SAIKI Taku

OHIRA Yoichi
(left) Vaso a mosaico "Cerchi", 1996
(right) Piccola bottiglia a mosaico "Mantello del Carnevale", 1996
Photo by SUEMASA Mareo

Dante MARIONI, Vessel Display, 2010, Photo by SAIKI Taku

ENAMI Fujiko, Water, 2014, Photo by SUEMASA Mareo


Collection Exhibition

Venetian glass and contemporary artists

Period: Saturday, 18 December 2021-Sunday, 15 May 2022

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

Closed: First and Third Wednesdays, 29 December 2021-1 January 2022, 11 May
(except for 4 May)

Venue: 4F Exhibition Room 4 & Transparent Storage


In this Collection Exhibition, we introduce works of the artists who display their unique expressions while incorporating the technique of Venetian glass including Lino Tagliapietra’s works that we newly added to our collection in 2020.

Among glass artists who produce their works using the glassblowing technique are not a few who learn the traditional technique of Venetian glass. They form their works by utilizing the soft movement of molten glass while sometimes rendering delicate patterns and decorations through the sophisticated blowing technique. The attitude of pursuing their own expressions as they learn a vast amount of knowledge and history of Venetian glass can be seen among artists, firstly Tagliapietra who refined his skills in Murano, the home of Venetian glass, and Dale Chihuly, Fujita Kyohei, Ohira Yoichi who made their works together with Venetian glassmakers as well as Dante Marioni, Nick Mount, Konishi Ushio, Enami Fujiko and Yasuda Taizo who are actively working at present. Through the works of the artists who established their individual expressions, we aim to unveil various representations that spread along the axis of the Venetian glass method.


Click here to download the List of works.

*Apart of works change during the exhibition period.
*Reproduction of photos are prohibited.



Related Programs

Curator’s Talk
The exhibition curator gives a talk to introduce the show. (Language: Japanese)
Date & time: 14:00- 23 January, 27 February, 27 March, 3 April and 8 May 2022
Venue: Toyama Glass Art Museum 2F Conference Room 1&2
*Free admission / No reservation
*These talk events are all in Japanese.



<General Public & College Student> 200 yen (170 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 Glass Art Garden at the 6 floor.


Toyama Glass Art Museum