Suntory Museum of Art

Blown Glass: Enchanting Forms, Miraculous Skills

Indigo-blue Sake Ewer, Japan, 18th century
Suntory Museum of Art [Exhibition for whole period]

April 22 (Sat) – June 25 (Sun), 10:00-18:00; Open from 10:00-20:00 on Fri, Sat and from May 2 (Tues) – 4 (Thurs)
(last entry 30 minutes before museum closing)
*Closed on Tuesdays
*However, the museum will be open on May 2 (Tues) until 20:00 and June 20 (Tues) until 18:00
Suntory Museum of Art
[Participation fee]
General 1,500 yen; university and high school students 1,000 yean; middle school students and younger free
Glassblowing is a technique of forming vessels by blowing air into hot molten glass. The emergence of blown glass, which makes the most of the glass’s material properties, also marked the birth of “forms” that are unique to glass. This exhibition features unique blown glass works from the East and the West, focusing on the “techniques” of the glassblowers who created the unique expressions in this medium. The exhibition also introduces the results of research into techniques by contemporary glass artists, and explores the ingenuity of glassblowers who were once unknown to the public.