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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. His collection traces the evolution of the Studio Glass Movement through his engagement with the Pilchuck Glass School, where he taught from 1974 through 1988. The core of the collection focuses on 71 works by Paul Marioni that document his evolution as one of the most important artists working with glass. Marioni’s collection includes works by other artists such as Sonja Blomdahl, Dale Chihuly, Marvin Lipofsky, Flo Perkins, Richard Marquis, Lino Tagliapietra and Cappy Thompson. The collection also features a retrospective collection of nearly 100 glass goblets and eight large-scale vessel forms by Paul's son, Dante Marioni, tracing Dante's development as a beginning glass blower learning the Venetian tradition to one of the nation’s foremost artists working in glass.  

| Posted 12 Jun 26

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