"100 Years of Czech Design"

In addition to being the birthplace of the artist Alphonse Mucha, the Czech Republic gave rise to Czech Cubism, a unique style that was influenced by French painting. Moreover, during the 20th century, the country became renowned for a wealth of alluring designs, including everything from animation to toys. Yet, it was also during the 20th century that designers found themselves at the mercy of war, foreign occupation, and constant changes in the national political situation. The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto presents "100 Years of Czech Design" exhibition*.

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In this exhibition, they introduce some 250 items from the collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, including furniture, commercial products, and posters. The works, displayed in chronological order, illustrate not only the influence of Czech political situation but also those of Europe as a whole on 20th-century design.

*Temporarily closed from March 6, 2020 due to the COVIT-19

"100 Years of Czech Design" Info

Period2020.03.06 fri. - 05.10 sun.
* Temporarily closed from March 6, 2020-
*Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30AM–8:00PM
*Admission until 30 min. before closing
Exception: May 4

Adult: 1,400 yen (1,200 yen)
University students: 1,000 yen (800 yen)
High school students: 500 yen (300 yen)