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Suntory Museum of Art "Glass Blowing: Strange Shapes, Wonders of Techniques"

Period: Apr 22, 2023 - Jun 25
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Glass blowing is a technique in which hot glass that has been melted into mush is blown into breath and inflated like a balloon to make a vessel. Glass blowing, which quickly shapes a vessel while assessing the temperature and condition of the glass without touching it directly, is a technique unique to glass that takes advantage of the properties of the material glass.
The advent of glass blowing dating back to the 1st century BC not only greatly changed the production and distribution of glass containers, but also blossomed the "shape" unique to glass. In this exhibition, while focusing on the "skills" of the makers who created such expressions unique to blown glass, we will see distinctive glass blowing works from all over the world. In addition, we will introduce the results of research in collaboration with contemporary glass artists and researchers, and approach the ingenuity of the nameless glassblowers of the past.
We hope that you will enjoy the work from the creator's perspective and rediscover the charm of glass blowing.
* In order to protect the works, the exhibition will be changed during the exhibition period.
*The exhibition period is subject to change.

Hours10:00~18:00(Fri & Sat 10:00~20:00)
*May 2 (Tue.) ~ 4 (Thu., National Holiday) Open until 8 p.m.
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
*Opening hours are subject to change.
Open until 8pm on May 2 and until 6pm on June 20
AdmissionAdults Same day ¥1,500 (Advance ¥1,300)
University and high school students Same day ¥1,000 (Advance ¥800)
* Free for junior high school students and younger
* If you have a disability certificate, only you and one caregiver are free of charge.


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