Past Exhibitions

The Work of Shiro KURAMATA: A Microcosmos of Memory

February 17 - April 7, 2024

Shiro Kuramata(1934-1991)is a designer who continues to receive high praise and influence in the field of design, even after more than 30 years since his passing. His work, which includes acrylic, glass, and architectural metal materials, primarily focuses on furniture and interior design, sometimes influenced by contemporary art. It continues to captivate people while also questioning design and societal circumstances. This exhibition, named after Shiro Kuramata, is the first of its kind in nearly a decade. It showcases his work from his early 20s before he became an independent designer, to the furniture and interior designs he created until his sudden passing at the age of 56. The exhibition follows a chronological order, intertwining 7 chairs from our collection, including ‘Miss Blanche’(1988) with the presentation of materials that introduce his work during that period. Additionally, it attempts to convey the essence of "Shiro Kuramata the person" through his dream diary, image sketches, personal library, records, and his own words.
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Period February 17-April 7,2024
Opening Hours 9:30 AM-6:00 PM [Last admission is 5:30 PM]
Closed Wednesdays [However March 20 is open] ,March 21
Admission Adults 900yen [*700yen], University students 450yen [*350yen], Advance ticket 700yen
  • If used on the same day of admission, visitors can also use their entry tickets for this exhibition to attend the Collection Exhibition.
  • 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.
  • Advance tickets are available from December 17 to Fubruary 16, 2024.
Venue 2F exhibition room 3、4
Organized by Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design│The Asahi Shimbun Company│THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN│ TOYAMA TELEVISION BROADCASTING Co.

Special Cooperation
Kuramata Design Office

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