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Ivana Šramková – Beings

Ivana Šramková – Beings

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

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.


2020.4.25 sat. – 9.22 tue. (Tentative)


Toyama Glass Art Museum 3F Exhibition Room 3



(until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, last admission is 30 minutes before closing)
*The opening hours and the closing date of the exhibitions are subject to change. Please visit our website for more detail.


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

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.

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


<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.

* Combined tickets with another special exhibition is available.
*Tickets also allow admission to the Permanent Exhibition.


From Toyama St.

20 minutes walk

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