Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass 2012
The year 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the development of studio art glass in America. To celebrate this milestone and recognize the many talented artists more than 160 glass demonstrations, lectures and exhibitions took place in museums, galleries, art centers, universities, organizations, festivals and other venues across the United States throughout 2012.
The video "Pioneers of Studio Glass" was produced by WGTE Public Media for the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. It is a fascinating look at the 1962 Toledo Workshops where Harvey Littleton and Dominick Labino first experimented with making glass outside of the factory setting. You can purchase the DVD of this video for $10 (includes shipping). Mail your check, payable to AACG, to AACG, 11700 Preston Rd., Ste. 660, PMB 327, Dallas, TX 75230. Please include the name and address to which the DVD should be sent. Call AACG at 214-890-0029 with any questions.
Also in honor of the 2012 50th anniversary of Studio glass, as part of SOFA Chicago's 2012 lecture series, AACG sponsored two panel discussions that have been posted on You Tube.
Panel 1, with moderator Tina Oldknow, included Marvin Liposfky, Mary Shaffer, Jack Schmidt and Joel Philip Myers. Click here to see the panel on You Tube.
Panel 2, with moderator Ferd Hampson of Habatat Galleries Michigan, included Mark Peiser, Toots Zynsky, Fritz Dreisbach and Henry Halem. Click here to see the panel on You Tube.
Museums, Universities and Arts Organizations Committed to a Contemporary Glass Exhibition or Educational Program in 2012
167 Museums as of 7/11/2012
Click here for a list, by state, of all the venues pictured above, as of 7/11/2012
The Midwest Contemporary Glass Art Group (MCGAG) has produced an informative publication listing and detailing all the museum exhibitions related to the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement occurring in Wisconsin, Illinois and the part of Indiana bordering Illinois. Click here to view a pdf of this document.