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


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

René Lalique, Tripodal Coupe Siren, 1920, Kitazawa Museum of Art
Photo: Haruji Takemoto

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.

Period:

April 27 – September 23, 2019

Venue:

Exhibition Room 1, 2 (2F), Toyama Glass Art Museum

Hours:

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~).

Closed:

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

Special Cooperation:

Kitazawa Museum of Art Foundation

Supported by:

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


René Lalique, Decorative Box Monnaie de Pape (Lunaria annua) , 1914
Kitazawa Museum of Art, Photo: Tetsuo Shimizu
René Lalique, Vase Nadica, 1930, Kitazawa Museum of Art
Photo: Tetsuo Shimizu
René Lalique, Candlesticks Tokyo, 1935 / Drinking Glass Set Tokyo, 1930 / Knife Rest Nippon, 1933 / Finger Bowl Tokyo, 1933
Kitazawa Museum of Art, Photo: Tetsuo Shimizu
René Lalique, Automobile Mascot Speed, 1929
Kitazawa Museum of Art, Photo: Tetsuo Shimizu
René Lalique, Perfume Bottle Dans la Nuit (In the Night) - Worth, after 1924, Kitazawa Museum of Art
Photo: Takao Ogata


Admission

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

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

*Combined ticket with another special exhibition is available.

*Tickets also allow admission to the Permanent Exhibition.


Access

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.

5-1 Nishicho, Toyama City, Toyama 930-0062, Japan

TEL 076-461-3100

FAX 076-461-3310

http://www.toyama-glass-art-museum.jp/en/