Marta Klonowska, Garden View with a Dog after Tomas Yepes,
2014, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Courtesy: lorch+seidel,
Photo: Eric Tschernow

The Toyama Glass Art Museum is delighted to be holding the first solo exhibition in Japan by the Polish artist Marta Klonowska (b. 1964).

Klonowska finds inspiration for the subjects of her works in famous Europeans paintings from the 15th to 18th centuries, prior to the advent of photography, and in particular in the animals and shoes that appear in these masterpieces.

She produces numerous drawings as part of her close analysis of these paintings, and the sculptures she creates by making a metal skeleton and attaching to it countless shards of colored glass in a manner reminiscent of embroidery are displayed alongside ink-jet printed copies of the original paintings.

The resultant works combine a variety of elements including past and present, ideal and reality, and beauty and danger, as well as revealing the emotions that lie deep within us.

The exhibition presents a selection of works made between 2003 and the present along with some of the drawings that from the starting point of Klonowska’s practice while also introducing recent works inspired by Japanese ukiyo-e, providing an insight into the appeal of the artist’s works that have stimulated the imaginations of viewers around the world.


April 27 – September 23, 2019


Exhibition Room 3 (3F), Toyama Glass Art Museum


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

*On the first day, the exhibition will open after the opening ceremony(11:00~).


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

Organized by:

Toyama Glass Art Museum

Supported by:

Polish Institute in Tokyo, THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN, THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, Kitanihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd., TULIP-TV INC., Toyama Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.

Marta Klonowska, Carp after Hiroshige Utagawa,
2018, Irene Burnstein Collection, Courtesy: Marta Klonowska,
Photo: Artur Gawlikowski
Marta Klonowska, Venus and Adonis after Peter Paul Rubens,
2008, Efremidis collection, Courtesy: lorch+seidel, Photo: Eric Tschernow
Marta Klonowska, Demoiselle en Polonoise after Claude-Louis Desrais,
2014, Collection of lorch+seidel contemporary,
Courtesy: lorch+seidel, Photo: Eric Tschernow


Adults:¥700 (¥500) College students: ¥500 (¥300)

*Elem/JH/HS: free
*Price in brackets for groups of 20 or more.

* Combined tickets with another special exhibition is available.

*Tickets also allow admission to the Permanent Exhibition.


From Toyama St.

20 minute walk

From Toyama St., take the Tram (Shinaidensha) for Minami-Toyama-Eki-Mae and get off at "Nishicho". 1 minutes walk.

From Toyama St., take City Loop Line(Shinaidensha Kanjo-sen) and get off at “Grand Plaza Mae”. 2 minutes walk.

Required time

Approx. 10 minutes from Toyama St. by Tram (Shinaidensha)

From Toyama Airport

From Toyama Airport, take a local bus called Toyama Kuko-sen (Toyama Airport Line) and get off at “Sogawa”. 4 minutes walk.

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