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Galerie Elena Lee to Close

Montreal's Galerie Elena Lee will close by the end of the year after 38 years in business. In a letter released… read more

| Posted 14 Oct 15

 

AACG Annual Award Lecture at SOFA Chicago

The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass is proud to sponsor our annual award lecture at SOFA Chicago, beginning at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, in room 327 at… read more

| Posted 14 Oct 13

 

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| Posted 14 Oct 13

 

2014 Ranamok Prize Awarded

Kathryn Wightman of New Zealand is the 2014 winner of the Ranamok Prize for Contemporary Glass. Kathryn won for “Carpet,” a sculpture made from sifted and screen-printed… read more

| Posted 14 Aug 25

 

Media Coverage for Richard Jolley “Cycle of Life”

The media coverage for Richard Jolley's recent installation at the Knoxville Museum of Art, "Cycle of Life," has been extensive and international. Please see below a list… read more

| Posted 14 May 20

 

Art & Antiques Magazine Features Studio Glass

The April issue of Art & Antiques has an extensive feature article on studio glass. The cover portrays a cast glass sculpture by John Wood. read more

| Posted 14 Apr 15

 

2015 Glass Art Society Conference Announced

The 44th Glass Art Society Conference will be held in San Jose, California, Friday June 5 - Sunday June 7. The conference theme is Interface: Glass, Art, and Technology. read more

| Posted 14 Apr 15

 

Art+Design New York Postponed to 2015

Art+Design New York, the new art fair that was to premiere May 7 in Soho, has been postponed for a year. A letter to AACG stated: “The response to the fair has been… read more

| Posted 14 Mar 26

 

SOFA Chicago 2014 Date Change

SOFA Chicago has changed its 2014 dates from Halloween weekend to November 6-9. Opening night will be Thursday, November 6. The show will still be held at Navy Pier. For information… read more

| Posted 14 Mar 26

 

Neues Glas Resurrected

Neues Glas, the German magazine devoted to contemporary studio glass that published its final issue last fall, has been resurrected by its Editor-in-Chief, Uta Klotz. According… read more

| Posted 14 Feb 21

 

Diary of a Glass Gumshoe by Kate Elliott

A condensed version of Kate Elliott's article Diary of a Glass Gumshoe appears in the January issue of the AACG newsletter. read more

| Posted 14 Jan 08

 

GAS 2014 Emerging Artists Presented in Online Catalog

For the first time ever, the Glass Art Society has published an online catalog featuring the three artists chosen to present at the 2014 GAS Conference in Chicago: Steven… read more

| Posted 14 Jan 06

 

Diane Wright named Chrysler Museum of Art Curator of Glass

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, has named Diane Wright the Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass, a position that has been vacant since Kelly… read more

| Posted 14 Jan 06

 

In Memoriam: Harvey Littleton

Harvey Littleton, the glass and ceramic artist who is widely considered the founder of American Studio Glass, died on December 13, 2013, at his home in Spruce Pine, North Carolina,… read more

| Posted 13 Dec 15

 

NY Times Review of Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa at Met

Read a New York Times review of the exhibition Venetian… read more

| Posted 13 Dec 09

 

Neues Glas Publishes Last Issue

Neues Glas, the German magazine devoted to contemporary studio glass, has published its final issue after 33 years. The magazine was published quarterly.

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| Posted 13 Nov 30

 

Barry Friedman to Retire and Close Gallery

Barry Friedman, whose New York gallery has offered collectors contemporary glass works of art for many years, announced his retirement after 48 years as a dealer and the closing… read more

| Posted 13 Nov 22

 

Art + Design New York Replaces SOFA NY

The inaugural Art + Design New York will showcase the best in three-dimensional art and design including ceramics, wood, textiles, glass,… read more

| Posted 13 Nov 14

 

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Name Change

The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, Wisconsin, has changed its name to Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass to better reflect the continnum of glass visible through its collections. 

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| Posted 13 Nov 06

 

Glass Art Society Launches Redesigned Website

The Glass Art Society has launched a newly designed website and… read more

| Posted 13 Oct 24

 

New Collection on AACG Website

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| Posted 13 Oct 03

 

Sarah Gilbert Selected for Chrysler Museum Residency

Sarah Gilbert has been selected as the inaugural artist for 4Front: Innovation from All Angles, a 14-day residency at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio in… read more

| Posted 13 Oct 01

 

Toots Zynsky Wins “Glass in Venice” Prize

The second edition of the Glass in Venice Prize will be awarded on September 27 to Toots Zynsky for the “excellent quality of her artistic production where glass… read more

| Posted 13 Sep 25

 

MAD Museum Appoints New Director

Dr. Glenn Adamson has been appointed as the Museum of Arts and Design’s new Nanette L. Laitman Director. Adamson, who comes to MAD from the Victoria and Albert Museum… read more

| Posted 13 Sep 04

 

Anna Boothe Joins National Liberty Museum Staff

The National Liberty Museum has announced the appointment of Anna Boothe as Director of Glass. Anna is well known as an artist working in cast glass and also is an experienced… read more

| Posted 13 Aug 26

 

Midwest Contemporary Art Glass Group Launches New Website

The Midwest Contemporary Glass Art Group (MCGAG) is pleased to… read more

| Posted 13 Aug 14

 

In Memoriam: Jiří Harcuba

Renowned Czech engraver Jiří Harcuba passed away the morning of July 26. Harcuba was born in Harrachov, in what is now the Czech Republic, into a glassmaking… read more

| Posted 13 Jul 26

 

In Memoriam: Alice Chappell

Alice Chappell, owner of the former Chappell Gallery in Boston and Chelsea, died  July 7 after a two-year battle against cancer. She operated a gallery in Boston from… read more

| Posted 13 Jul 19

 

SOFA Chicago Sold to Urban Expositions

Atlanta-based show management company Urban Expositions has acquired the international Sculpture Objects, Function Art + Design Fair (SOFA) from The Art Fair Company. Celebrating… read more

| Posted 13 Jul 03

 

Heller Gallery on the Move

On May 16 Heller Gallery will close its 14th street location in New York City while relocating. The gallery will re-open in the fall in the Chelsea Art District in a newly… read more

| Posted 13 May 07

 

Pilchuck Announces 2013 Auction Tour

Every fall, Pilchuck Glass School hosts the Auction Tour for glass enthusiasts and art lovers. The school’s 2013 tour will be held October 16-19. The tour includes visits… read more

| Posted 13 May 03

 

GlassBoston June 13-16

In the wake of the cancellation of the Glass Art Society (GAS) Boston conference, several local individuals and institutions have decided to collaborate to produce an alternative… read more

| Posted 13 Apr 17

 

Glass Connoisseurship Program

A four-day glass connoisseurship certificate program will be offered May 16-19, hosted by the Museum of Glass in Tacoma (MOG), Washington, in partnership with the University… read more

| Posted 13 Apr 15

 

AmericanStyle Magazine Suspends Publication

AmericanStyle magazine, which celebrated contemporary fine craft and craft collectors, has suspended publication and is seeking a buyer. Launched in 1994 in Baltimore… read more

| Posted 13 Apr 02

 

Pilchuck to Honor Artist Klaus Moje

On May 14, Pilchuck Glass School will present Klaus Moje with its Libenský | Brychtová Award for extraordinary contributions to the field of contemporary glass.… read more

| Posted 13 Apr 01

 

Glass Art Society Announces 2014 Conference

The Glass Art Society has annnounced that its 2014 conference will be held in Chicago from March 20-22. The theme for the conference will be "Strengthening Community, Collaboration,… read more

| Posted 13 Apr 01

 

AACG “Pioneers of Contemporary Glass” Forums Now on You Tube

The two "Pioneers of Contemporary Glass" Panels sponsored by AACG at SOFA Chicago on November 3, 3012, have been posted on You Tube. If you didn't make it to these standing-room-only… read more

| Posted 13 Feb 09

 

Holly Hotchner Resigns as MAD Museum Executive Director

Holly Hotchner, executive director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City for the past 16 years, announced her resignation as director effective April 30. She… read more

| Posted 13 Jan 17

 

2013 Glass Art Society Conference Cancelled

The Glass Art Society (GAS) has made the decision to cancel its 2013 annual conference, which was to be held in Boston in June. This will be the first year since the organization's… read more

| Posted 13 Jan 06

 

LACMA Receives Gift of Contemporary Glass

Works by Ivan Mares, Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova and Michael Glancy are among the 37 items donated to LACMA by longtime museum donors Daniel Greenberg and Susan… read more

| Posted 13 Jan 03

 

In Memoriam: Jean Sosin

Jean Sosin, an AACG founding member and life member of the AACG board, has passed away at the age of 87.  Jean, with her husband Hilbert, were among the attendees of an… read more

| Posted 12 Dec 19

 

Tom Patti Work Among Pratt’s 125 Iconic Works of All Time

A Tom Patti 1976 vase is among the top 125 iconic works of all time by Pratt Institute alumni and faculty. Throughout its history, Pratt alumni and faculty have produced works… read more

| Posted 12 Oct 05

 

AACG Website Wins Gold for Best Non-Profit Website in America

AACG Advisory Board members Warren and Barbara… read more

| Posted 12 Oct 05

 

In Memoriam: Edith Franklin

On Friday, August 31, Toledo-area ceramic artist Edith Franklin, who attended Harvey Littleton’s groundbreaking glass workshop at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962, and… read more

| Posted 12 Sep 10

 

NY State Recognizes AACG

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a certificate of recognition for the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass upon the milestone occasion of the 50th anniversary of studio… read more

| Posted 12 Sep 06

 

In Memoriam: Maria Lugossy

Hungarian artist Maria Lugossy passed away on August 15 at age 63 after a long illness. Born in 1950 in Budapest, she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from… read more

| Posted 12 Aug 29

 

In Memoriam: Ben W. Heineman, Sr.

Ben W. Heineman Sr. passed away Sunday, August 5, at the age of 98. He had a massive stroke and never regained consciousness, but had been in remarkably good health for his… read more

| Posted 12 Aug 07

 

International Festival of Glass in U.K. Aug. 24-27

Taking place every two years in Stourbridge in the West Midlands, U.K,  the four-day International Festival of Glass features exhibitions, demonstrations and… read more

| Posted 12 Jul 20

 

“Seeking Freedom” at National Liberty Museum

On June 28, the National Liberty Museum had a spectacular opening of Seeking Freedom, its new exhibition featuring six artists who left communist countries seeking… read more

| Posted 12 Jul 12

 

Updated Midwest Museum Exhibition Directory

The Midwest Contemporary Glass Art Group (MCGAG) has updated its informative publication listing and detailing all the museum exhibitions related to the 50th anniversary of… read more

| Posted 12 Jul 10

 

New Book on Erwin Eisch

A newly published book on German glass pioneer Erwin Eisch is on the market in a 240-page English-German edition. Titled "Erwin Eisch," the book contains 150 color iimages… read more

| Posted 12 Jul 10

 

Paul Marioni Gifts Personal Collection

The Tacoma Art Museum is the recipient of a gift by Paul Marioni, one of the nation’s foremost innovators in glass art. He is donating his collection of nearly 400 artworks.… read more

| Posted 12 Jun 26

 

Steffen Dam Awarded Rakow Commission

Danish artist Steffen Dam is the 2012 recipient of the Corning Museum of Glass Rakow Commission, one of the most respected and coveted honors in the world of glass. Inaugurated… read more

| Posted 12 Jun 26

 

New York Times Features WheatonArts Exhibition

The New York Times published an article on June 1 about the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement and the exhibition currently on display at the Museum of… read more

| Posted 12 Jun 04

 

In Memoriam - Jack Benaroya

Jack Benaroya of Seattle, Washington, passed away May 11 at the age of 90. A collector of contemporary glass art with his wife, Becky, a long-time supporter of the Pilchuck… read more

| Posted 12 Jun 03

 

Sculpture is Olympic symbol of Glass Games in UK

Just as the relay of the Olympic torch will link the whole of the UK to the London Games, a stunning glass baton is about to start its journey to link events for Glass Games… read more

| Posted 12 May 31

 

Kelly Conway Named Chrysler Museum Curator of Glass

Kelly Conway has been named as the first Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art. The endowed position is part of the success of the museum's… read more

| Posted 12 May 02

 

AACG Pre-GAS Conference Tours

AACG members attending the Glass Art Society Conference in June have the opportunity to participate in any or all of three great pre-conference tours, on Tuesday, June 12,… read more

| Posted 12 Apr 09

 

Congressional Proclamations Recognize 50th Anniversary

Proclamations recognizing the Studio Glass Movement's 50th annivesary have occurred at both the national and local level.

On March 27, U.S. Senator Robert J. Portman… read more

| Posted 12 Apr 09

 

In Memoriam: Kent Ipsen

Kent Forrest Ipsen, one of Harvey Littleton's first students at the University of Wisconsin, and a pioneer in cast glass art who formerly chaired the crafts department… read more

| Posted 12 Apr 09

 

Review of Krannert Art Museum Contemporary Glass Exhibition

Fifty Years: Contemporary American Glass from Illinois Collections, an exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum in Champaign, Illinois, received a review on Chicago's… read more

| Posted 12 Mar 28

 

In Memoriam: Marilyn Glick

Marilyn Glick, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away Friday, March 23, at the age of 90. Glick began collecting contemporary glass art with her husband, Gene, in the 1980s… read more

| Posted 12 Mar 26

 

50th Anniversary of Studio Glass Focus of Detroit Jewish News Article

The Detroit Jewish News published an article about "50 Years of Studio Glass" that appeared in the March 22-28 issue. Featured prominently are Joanne and David Denn,… read more

| Posted 12 Mar 26

 

Susan Warner Named Museum of Glass Executive Director/Curator

The Board of Trustees of the Museum of Glass announced the appointment of Susan Warner as Executive Director/Curator effective March 20, 2012.  Warner has served as interim… read more

| Posted 12 Mar 20

 

NY Times Features Toledo Museum Exhibition

The New York Times online featured the Toledo Museum of Art exhibition “Color Ignited: Glass 1962 — 2012” in their "Coming Soon to a Museum… read more

| Posted 12 Mar 19

 

Ringling College of Art and Design Celebrates Glass Art

Click here to read the article that appeared in the Sunday,… read more

| Posted 12 Mar 11

 

Glass Furnace in Istanbul to Host Tagliapietra, Marioni and Pozniak

Maestro Lino Tagliapietra is coming to Istanbul in April in honor of the Glass Furnace's 10th anniversary. Tagliapietra will host 12 glass-blowing demonstrations for Glass… read more

| Posted 12 Mar 09

 

American Style Article on 50th Anniversary: Part 2

The spring 2012 issue of American Style magazine has printed part 2 of an article about the early days of the Studio Glass movement. read more

| Posted 12 Mar 05

 

Glass Magazine “Reflection” on Museum 50th Anniversary Exhibitions

Click here to read the commentary, "Museums Take on a 50-Year Milestone" from Glass Quarterly.

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| Posted 12 Mar 04

 

American Style Article on 50th Anniversary

The winter 2012 issue of American Style magazine has printed a wonderful article about the early days of the Studio Glass movement (part 1) with great photos, as well.… read more

| Posted 12 Feb 03

 

The Toledo Workshop Revisited

This spring, the Toledo Museum of Art will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Harvey Littleton's seminal 1962 Toledo Workshop by offering three artists the opportunity… read more

| Posted 12 Jan 16

 

Wisconsin Museum Glass Exhibitions Featured in Articles

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| Posted 12 Jan 16

 

Krannert Art Museum on ArtDaily.Org

Read about the Krannert Art Museum's current exhibition: "Fifty Years: Contemporary American Glass from Illinois Collections,"  on artdaily.org, read more

| Posted 12 Jan 15

 

Studio Glass Lights Up Newark Museum

This article in the Bloomfield Patch ran an article on the contemporary glass exhibit at the Newark Museum. To read the entire article, read more

| Posted 12 Jan 14

 

Hot Glass Roadshow at Norton Museum

Click here to read this article that appeared online in January.

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| Posted 12 Jan 12

 

Toledo Museum of Art to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement

Click here to read about the Toledo Museum of Art's plans to celebrate… read more

| Posted 12 Jan 11

 

Timothy Close Resigns as Director/CEO of the Museum of Glass

Timothy Close has resigned as Executive Director/CEO of the Museum of Glass effective January 3, 2012.  Close was named the Museum’s director in May 2006.
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| Posted 12 Jan 03

 

Happy New Year From Marvin Lipofsky

Click here to view a wonderful New Year's card created by Marvin Lipofsky in celebration of… read more

| Posted 12 Jan 03

 

Glass Art Society Announces 2012 Award Winners

The Glass Art Society has announced that its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to  Joel Philip Myers and Bertil Vallien. The winners will accept their… read more

| Posted 11 Dec 01

 

Steuben Factory To Close

On November 30, the Steuben Glass factory in Corning, New York, will become only a fond memory. Steuben Glass, known for its perfect handcrafted clear lead crystal and sculptures,… read more

| Posted 11 Nov 01

 

Bullseye Resource Center To Open in N. California

Bullseye Glass Company of Portland, Oregon, is planning to open a Resource Center in the San Francisco Bay Area in early 2012. The new facility in Emeryville, will offer… read more

| Posted 11 Oct 30

 

Pilchuck Auction Raises $1.4+ million

On October 14, 650 guests attended the 33rd Pilchuck Glass School Auction, raising more than $1.14 million for the school’s educational programs. Among the highlights… read more

| Posted 11 Oct 30

 

Susan Warner Named Museum of Glass Deputy Director/Curator

Susan Warner has been named Museum of Glass (MOG) deputy director/curator.  Susan Warner joined MOG as the director of education in 2001.  In 2006, she was appointed… read more

| Posted 11 Oct 29

 

Chrysler Museum of Art Opens Glass Studio

The Chrysler Museum of Art opens the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio on November 2 to complement the world-class glass collection in the museum that includes more than 10,000… read more

| Posted 11 Oct 29

 

Pilchuck Announces 2011 Emerging Artists-In-Residence

Pilchuck Glass School's Emerging Artist-in-Residence program, founded in 1990, offers six artists in the early stages of their careers financial support, time and a unique… read more

| Posted 11 Oct 21

 

In Memoriam - Alexander Tutsek

Romanian businessman Alexander Tutsek, who, with his wife, Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek, founded the nonprofit glass art and photography foundation named Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung… read more

| Posted 11 Oct 21

 

Ginny Ruffner “Urban Garden” Sculpture Installed in Seattle

Artist Ginny Ruffner’s kinetic sculpture, The Urban Garden, commissioned by the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, was installed on June 25. Located at the corner of Seventh… read more

| Posted 11 Oct 14

 

Glassmaking in Antiquity at The Getty Villa

Molton Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity is an ongoing exhibit at The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu. Over 180 ancient glass objects from the… read more

| Posted 11 Oct 11

 

David Bennett Chooses Semi-Retirement

Artist David Bennett, who at age 50 gave up his law practice to become a sculptor, turned 70 in early January. Realizing he had flown over 26,000 miles within the U.S. in the… read more

| Posted 11 Oct 06

 

Akron Art Museum Announces Major Gift

The Akron Art Museum will open the world’s largest public collection of artist Paul Stankard's glass sculpture, after receiving a major gift from Mike and Annie Belkin… read more

| Posted 11 Sep 29

 

In Memoriam - Artist Damian Priour

Austin, Texas, artist, Damian Priour, best known for his elegant sculptures created from limestone and glass, passed away on September 15 at age 61 after a long battle with… read more

| Posted 11 Sep 15

 

In Memoriam: Richard Abrahams

AACG board member Richard Abrahams passed away at age 82 on August 26 after battling cancer for several years.  Richard was also active as a board member of the Midwest… read more

| Posted 11 Aug 27

 

In Memoriam: Finn Lynggaard

Finn Lynggaard, prominent Danish glass artist and founder of Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, died on August 25 at the age of 81. He began his art career as a painter, studying… read more

| Posted 11 Aug 26

 

2011 Ranamok Glass Prize Awarded to Masahiro Asaka

Masahiro Asaka has been awarded the 2011 Ranamok Glass Prize, one of Australia and New Zealand’s most prestigious art prizes. He won for his white cast and cold-worked… read more

| Posted 11 Aug 23

 

D. Scott Patria to Join National Liberty Museum

D. Scott Patria, owner of Prism Contemporary Glass, is closing the business and moving from Chicago to Philadelphia this fall after accepting a position as director of the… read more

| Posted 11 Jul 30

 

Rik Allen Creates Star Trek’s Starship Enterprise in Glass

Artist Rik Allen was commissioned by Eugene (Rod) Roddenberry, son of Gene Roddenbery, the creator of the 1960's television show Star Trek, to make a replica of… read more

| Posted 11 Jul 25

 

In Memoriam: František Vízner

Czech artist František Vízner passed away this morning, July 1, at age 75. He had been fighting an illness for the past 12 months. Known for his elegant minimalist… read more

| Posted 11 Jul 01

 

In Memoriam: Charlie Meaker (1946 - 2011)

Charlie Meaker started his glass career by taking an introductory course at The Glasshouse in 1974 and then studied at the Royal College Of Art between 1977-79. He taught for… read more

| Posted 11 Jul 01

 

Easy Street Gallery in Brooklyn to Close

Easy Street Gallery, a glass-pipe-making boutique in Williamsburg, Brooklyn,  will close at the end of July.  No longer able to stay open due to the high cost of… read more

| Posted 11 Jul 01

 

David Whitehouse Steps Down as Corning Museum Director

After 12 years as executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass, David Whitehouse is stepping down but will remain a senior scholar at the museum. His position will be… read more

| Posted 11 Jun 13