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William Morris -the History of Design

Apr 21, 2018-Jul 16, 2018

William Morris (1834-96) was one of the most prominent British artists and thinkers of the 19th century.
After the Industrial Revolution, with the flood of low-quality mass-produced products, Morris aimed to restore the craftsmanship of medieval guild societies where people had a work life full of joy derived from creating things. He materialized his unique initiative to incorporate art into everyday life through his comprehensive activities related to interior decoration.

This exhibition will display major works of Morris and other designers of the period, highlighting his life dedicated to aesthetic lives and the history of his designs.


Apr 21, 2018-July 16, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*last admission: 4:30 p.m.


Mondays.(except Apr30, July16)


Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art

900 yen(800 yen)
University or high school student
500 yen(400 yen)
Admission is free for junior high school students and younger children.
Admission is 300 yen upon presentation of a Disabled Person's Booklet (Shogaisha Techo).

Main Exhibits

William Morris
≪Strawberry Thief≫ 1883
photo ©Brain Trust Inc.
William Morris
『A Note by William Morris
 on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press』 1898
photo ©Brain Trust Inc.
William Morris
≪Sussex Armchair≫ c.1860
photo ©Brain Trust Inc.
William Morris
『A Floral Fantasy: In an Old English Garden』 1899
photo ©Brain Trust Inc.

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