kitazawa museum of art
Past exhibition information
Special Exhibition
Fantastic Ceramics and Masterworks in Glass by Gallé

Émile Gallé (1846-1904) was the standard bearer for Art Nouveau, a movement to create a new style in the arts and crafts emerged in the late nineteenth century. His innovative designs, incorporating forms derived from the natural world, won the Grande Prix twice, at the 1889 and 1900 Paris Expositions, for which his name has gone down in history. Gallé is famed as a glass artist , but he also created ceramics, starting during his father’s lifetime. His ceramics reveal his lively sense of humor, as in his Cat in a Dress, for example, or his rather peculiar Asian figures. They give a glimpse of a side of this artist entirely different from the Gallé, “Poet of Glass,” who explored the mysteries of nature. We hope you enjoy the fantastic, and little known, world of Gallé’s ceramics through works displayed alongside his masterworks in glass, the pride of the Kitazawa Museum.

Saturday, March 14, 2020
to Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Open: All year round, except for Thursday, October 1,2020, when some of the displays will be changed.

9:00 am to 6:00 pm (April-September)
9:00 am to 5:00 pm (October-March)

Admission fee

Adults ¥1000/Junior high school students ¥500/Elementary school age and younger free
*Last admission to the museum is 30 minutes before closing
*Groups (8 or more individuals) receive a ¥100 discount on the fees listed above

■ Organizer

Kitazawa Museum of Art Foundation

■ Supporter

Kitz Corporation

*Kitz Corporation supports the Kitazawa Museum of Art Foundation
as part of its philanthropic program.

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Emile Gallé
Head of Japanese Monster
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Emile Gallé
Petal Shaped Vase "Popy"
Dated "Exp 1900"
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Emile Gallé
Cat in a Dress and Calico Cat
(new acquisitions)
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Charles or Emile Gallé
Rabbit with soliflor Vase
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Emile Gallé
Duck Basket
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Emile Gallé
Plate with Oriental figures

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