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Lino Tagliapietra A Life in Glass

Lino Tagliapietra A Life in Glass

Lino Tagliapietra, Secret Garden, 2018, Lino Tagliapietra Collection
Photo by Russell Johnson

Colossus of contemporary glass art Lino Tagliapietra was born in 1934 in Murano, Italy, center of Venetian glass production. Starting as a young boy, he learned traditional glass-blowing techniques from the glassmakers of a local glass factory, before going on to distinguish himself as a maestro of outstanding skill and imagination. Working for local glass factories in various capacities, including the production of design pieces and serving as a director, from the 1970s onward Tagliapietra also branched out to the United States, teaching at internationally renowned institutions where he was instrumental in disseminating Murano glassmaking techniques developed through the centuries.

Now devoting his time to his own practice, Tagliapietra takes inspiration from the cities and natural environments he encounters on his travels, from cultures around the world and images he associates with the sounds of languages, incorporating these in his works. Tagliapietra’s pieces, which explore different ways of combining form, color and designs, through his ongoing dialogue with glass, are distinguished by the vibrant vitality of their colors and the graceful fluidity of melted glass. This exhibition traces Lino Tagliapietra’s contributions to glass, in a display of around 80 works dating from the 1950s to the present day.


October 12, 2019 – February 9, 2020


Exhibition Room 1-3 (2,3F)


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

*On the first day, the exhibition will open after the opening ceremony (13:00-).


First and Third Wednesdays (except January 1, 2020), December 31, 2019 and January 8, 2020

Organized by:

Toyama Glass Art Museum

Supported by:

Embassy of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute – Tokyo, THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN,THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN, Kitanihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd., TULIP-TV INC., Toyama Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.

Lino Tagliapietra, Batman, 2006, Lino Tagliapietra Collection
Photo by Francesco Allegretto
Lino Tagliapietra, Fenice, 2015, Lino Tagliapietra Collection
Photo by Francesco Allegretto
Lino Tagliapietra, Africa, 2014, Lino Tagliapietra Collection
Photo by Russell Johnson


<General Public> 1,000 yen (800 yen) <College student> 800 yen (600 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.


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