Molten: 30 Years of American Glass
Mar 5, 2022,
Duration - 170 days
Location - Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
From seemingly traditional to wildly abstract, this exhibition presents glass artwork from the Woodson Art Museum collection highlighting the range of studio glass experimentation from the 1970s through the 1990s.
The Studio Glass movement – with origins in Wisconsin, its spread to the East and West Coasts through a student-teacher network led by glass artist Harvey K. Littleton, and international reverberations – ushered in a new approach. In a radical departure from glass manufactured in factories, studio glass was designed and created by the same person – the artist. From initial studio glass experimentation to more technical subsequent methods, Molten showcases the possibilities unlocked by this new and ever-exploratory artistic approach.