Current Collection Exhibition
Design CollectionⅡ Theatre Posters of the World
～Japan, and then the World～
July 18 - October 8, 2019
This summer, The 9th THEATRE OLYMPICS will be held in Toyama Prefecture.
This international stage arts festival will be held from late August to late September in Toga Village and Kurobe City in Toyama Prefecture, and through mid-December in Saint Petersburg, Russia. A number of leading modern stage art troupes, including the troupe SCOT based in Toga Village, will take the stages for performances.
Together with The 9th THEATRE OLYMPICS, the Design Collection of the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design will feature the poster collection of the museum under the title "Theatre Posters of the World", showcasing public performance notices for dramas and operas and other select posters on the theme of stage arts.
Posters announcing stage performances can be seen as communicating a condensation of a performance's world into a single poster, through the interpretation and expression of the individual designer.
Poster designs that capture the viewer hold a power to heighten anticipation of a performance’s opening.
The poster exhibit will feature the works of Japanese designers including Ikko Tanaka, Kazumasa Nagai, and Tadanori Yokoo, as well as works from France, the U.S., and Poland, a country known for many famed posters. These overseas entries will focus on award-winning and prize-winning selections from the International Poster Triennial in Toyama, an international open exhibition held every three years by the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design.
Enjoy the appeal of the stage arts, playing out in museums through the eyes of posters.
|Period||July 18 (Thu) - Oct 8 (Tue), 2019|
|Opening Hours||9:30 - 18:00 (Last admission is 30 minutes before closing)|
|Closed||Wednesdays (Except national holidays),September 17(Tue) and September 24(Tue)|
Adults ¥300 (¥240) For groups of 20 people or more, admission fees in ( ) are applied.
|Venue||3F exhibition room 5|
|Organized by||Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design|