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Toyama Glass Art Museum in Toyama City is currently holding a solo exhibition by Lino Tagliapietra, a maestro of contemporary glass art.


Lino Tagliapietra A Life in Glass
Period: October 12, 2019 – February 9, 2020
Venue: Toyama Glass Art Museum Exhibition Room 1-3 (2,3F)

Period: October 12, 2019 – February 9, 2020
Venue: Exhibition Room 1-3 (2,3F)
Hours: 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-).
Closed: First and Third Wednesdays (except January 1, 2020), December 31, 2019 and January 8, 2020
Admission: <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.
Organized by Toyama Glass Art Museum
Supported by
Embassy of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute – Tokyo,
TULIP-TV INC., Toyama Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.

Over view
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.


Toyama Glass Art Museum got "top 20 of Art Museum category (13th place) " in the" Good reviews!ranking of Museum in the JAPAN 2019" by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel platform. unavailable) 



5-1 Nishicho, Toyama City, Toyama 930-0062, Japan
Tel 076-461-3100 Fax 076-461-3310



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

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