Past Collection Exhibitions

Design Collection Ⅱ

July 20 - October 31, 2023

Colors and lines are the basic formal components of graphic design, particularly for posters. Designers incorporate typography (the design of text), photography, and illustrations in order to convey messages through posters, but this poster collection exhibition focuses on visual expression through the use of colors and lines. Kazumasa Nagai《LIFE》 conveys the energy of life through creatures expressed in boldly contrasting colors that resemble paper cutouts, and the delicate, hand-drawn lines of Okumura Yukimasa《HIROSHIMA APPEALS》 offer a prayer for requiem and peace. Please engage in a dialogue with the posters while keeping in mind the power of colors and lines, and the feelings of the designer that are imparted through them.

From this exhibition on, we will also reopen the seating section of the chair collection.


Period July 20 - October 31,2023
Opening Hours 9:30 AM-6:00 PM [Last admission is 5:30 PM]
Closed Wednesdays,(Open on October 11,2023),September 19,2023
Admission Adults 300yen [*240yen]
  • This ticket is for both the TAD Collection [Room 1] and the Design Collection [Room 5,6].
  • For groups of 20 people or more, admission fees in [* ] are applied.
  • Free admission both to collection exhibitions and special exhibitions for the following visitors.
    1. Children, students [elementary, junior high or high school students, etc.]
    2. Persons escorting children/students for school activities or social activities. [Submission of admission free application is necessary.]
    3. Disabled people with a physical disability certificate.
  • For seniors [70 and above] and university students or younger, admission to collection exhibitions is free.
  • ticket can also be purchased online.
Venue 3F exhibition room 5
Organized by Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design