Arts & Crafts and Design


The Arts and Crafts movement, which was inspired by William Morris’ (1834-1896) philosophy of craftsmanship and his production, was born in 19th century Britain being progressively industrialized.

The movement was practiced by many artists such as Walter Crane (1845-1915), C.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941), W.A.S. Benson (1854-1924), etc., with the aim of integration of art and life through high-quality handiwork. They were active in handicraft associations and one of the most significant was the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, where they arranged decorative art exhibitions and lectures, and the Society had great impact on the movement.

The influence of the movement spread to America, where workshops and artists such as Tiffany Studios and Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) developed their own Arts and Crafts through effective introduction of machine production to handiworks.

Arts & Crafts and Design - Brain Trust Inc.

This exhibition will exhibit works in various fields such as textiles, wallpapers, furnitures, metal works, jewelries, glasses and stained glasses.

The exhibition may help you sense the idea that good designs enrich people’s lives while regions and styles of production may have changed, and it has yet remained.

Exhibits :
  • about 150 works
Venues and durations :
  • 2022
    • Fukuyama Museum of Art ... April 9 - June 5, 2022 [ visit website ]
    • Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum ... June 26 - July 31, 2022 [ visit website ]
    • Fuchu Art Museum ... September 23 - December 4, 2022 [ visit website ]
  • 2023
    • Aichi Prefecture Ceramic Museum ... January 28 - March 26, 2023 [ visit website ]
    • Matsumoto City Museum of Art ... April 15 - June 4, 2023 [ visit website ]

Charles Anesely Francis Voysey (1857-1941)
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Tiffany Studios
Table Lamp
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