American Glass Art




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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:

Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion (2/19/13)

Evolution/Revolution: 50 Years of American Studio Glass (1/18/12)

Let There Be Light: Stained Glass and Drawings from the Collection of Oakbrook Esser Studios (10/9/10)

Chihuly Installations at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ (4/21/09)

Wrapped in Tradition: The Chihuly Collection of Native American Trade Blankets (5/9/08)

Josh Simpson: A Visionary Journey in Glass, 1972-2007 (11/16/07)

Domestic Reflections: Smashed Glass Assemblage by Mo Ringey (8/13/07)

Paul Stankard: A Floating World / Paper Cuts: The Art of Contemporary Paper (2/1/06)

Tiffany By Design (8/3/05)

Fusing Traditions: Transformations in Glass by Native American Artists (4/23/05)

American Studio Glass: A Survey of the Movement (7/13/04)

Glass by Debora and Benjamin Moore; text by James Houghton (3/11/04)

Chihuly Across Florida: Masterworks in Glass (12/31/03)

Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass (12/29/03)

Looking Within: Mark Peiser - The Art of Glass (12/22/03)

New Louis Comfort Tiffany Permanent Collection Display at University of Kentucky Art Museum (10/31/03

The Art of Tiffany (6/27/01)

Tiffany's Rare 1893 Chapel Opens at the Morse Museum (9/1/99)

Renwick Gallery Showcases Glass! Glorious Glass! (8/6/99)

The Lamps of Tiffany: Highlights from the Egon and Hildegard Neustadt Collection (7/12/99)

Holding Light: Contemporary Glass Sculpture (8/21/99)

Dale Chihuly: "Seaforms " (6/14/99)

The Lamps of Tiffany Opens at Knoxville Museum of Art (4/13/99)

Worlds of Beauty and Enchantment: The Henry Melville Fuller Collection of Paperweights (3/16/99)

Tiffany Windows Installed at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (2/26/99)

American Glass: Masters of the Art (12/19/98)

Pure Vision: American Bead Artists (12/8/98)

Beads: A Cross-Cultural Medium (12/8/98)

Clearly Color: Frederick Carder's Transparent Glassware (10/12/98)

Chinese Snuff Bottles at the Norton (7/28/97)

 

TFAO references:

As of 12/5/13 TFAO Digital Library contained

 

From other web sites:

All That Glitters, an exhibit held October 1, 2011 - February 19, 2012 at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum. Materials include a .pdf gallery guide. Accessed May, 2014

American Studio Glass Movement, covering the history of the movement, from Corning Museum of Glass

A Brief History Of The Studio Glass Movement, by Daniel Pruitt, from The Lakewood Observer. Accessed May, 2014

Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard, an exhibit held November 2, 2013 - January 5, 2014 at the Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami. Accessed February, 2015

Domestic Treasures -Tiffany Art Glass for the Public, an exhibit held August 08, 2005 through January 07, 2007 at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Includes Gallery Guide (PDF), Family Guide (PDF), Object Guide (PDF). Accessed July, 2014

Eyes for Glass: The Price Collection, an exhibit held March 18 - August 8, 2010 at the Bellevue Arts Museum. Accessed May, 2014

Frabel Art Foundation

Hans Godo Fräbel: Reflections of Glass on Water exhibition at the McKee Botanical Garden

Retrospective: Stephen Rolfe Powell, an exhibit held June 27 - October 24, 2010 at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Accessed February, 2015.

Judson Studios, Los Angeles, CA, owned since 1897 by five generations of the founding family

In October 2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art launched MetPublications, an online resource that offers in-depth access to the Museum's print and online publications, covering art, art history, archaeology, conservation, and collecting. Titles relating to American representational art available for free viewing via.pdf download or online reading as of 2013 include: Louis Comfort Tiffany at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney (1999)

Jellies: Living Art, an exhibit held May 15, 2009 - May 26, 2011 at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Accessed February, 2015.

Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass, an exhibit held November 20, 2012 to August 25, 2013 at the Museum of Arts and Design. Includes audio tour. Accessed March, 2015.

Stanford's Memorial Church, the Stained Glass Windows of the Nave designed and created by Frederick Stymetz Lamb from the April 2010 issue of Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's monthly newsletter. An online archive of monthly newsletter articles dates from 2007.

Windows and Wonders-Tiffany from the Morse Vaults, an exhibit held October 11, 2005 through August 31, 2007 at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Includes Object Guide (PDF), Family Guide (PDF), Highlights. Accessed July, 2014

Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass presented as of 2014 six videos regarding American studio glass including a 24 minute video titled "Pioneers of Studio Glass" which was produced by WGTE Public Media for the AACG. "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..." according to AACG.

CBS News / Sunday Morning presented on September 2, 2012 Art and History of Studio Glass Making [5:51] including stories of pioneers of the American studio glass movement plus information on an exhibit titled Color Ignited: Glass 1962-2012 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Accessed May, 2015.

Dale Chihuly visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his Gardens of Glass. This event took place on June 19, 2008, as part of the Authors@Google series. [1:02:48] Accessed May, 2015.

Dale Chihuly [8:32] Glass blower Dale Chihuly talks about his work and his significant impact on the Studio Glass movement. Accessed May, 2015.

Glass artist Dale Chihuly's website contains videos including projects, exhibitions and public installations. Accessed May, 2015.

Frabel Video Gallery from the Frabel Glass Studio and Gallery

In 2004 the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA hosted the "Summer Hot Shop Artists Series" that ran from May 14 through September 7, featuring seasonal residencies by glass artists in the Museum's Hot Shop. During the residencies the Museum's Web site featured a special section devoted to the Summer Hot Shop Artists Series including biographies, images and streaming video of the artists in the Hot Shop..[Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.] The museum also offers the Upstream Video Channel. Accessed May, 2015.

The WGBH/Boston Forum Network is an audio and video streaming web site dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures, including a number of videos on Art and Architecture. Partners include a number of museums, colleges, universities and other cultural organizations. See listings of related videos in this catalogue indexed by partner name. WGBH/Boston Forum Network and WPBT uVu presented a April 27, 2007 lecture "Dale Chihuly's Glass Garden" by Nora Quinlan, researcher, Alvin Sherman Library, NSU. WGBH Forum Network says: "The NSU Glass Garden by Dale Chihuly in the atrium of the Alvin Sherman Library on the Nova Southeastern University campus is a rare opportunity for the public to view and enjoy a beautiful one-of-a-kind glass sculpture for free. Watch as this permanent exhibit is installed and learn a bit about Chihuly's creative process." Accessed May, 2015.

 

Related videos:

Chihuly DVD Collection is a 4-disc boxed set released in 2004, produced by the Museum of Glass. Each DVD is 60 minutes with an additional 30 minutes of special features. The videos explore the relationship of nature and glass as Chihuly and his team work in a variety of outdoor locations, and then install glass among the lush flora at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory. A comprehensive collection, the Chihuly DVD Collection is a globe-trotting adventure that leads to greater understanding of the man and his art. ASIN: B0000D1FJH.

Chihuly In Charlotte is a 2000 video directed by Stuart Grasberg and produced by WTVI, Charlotte Public Television..Stuart garnered several awards during his broadcasting career, including five Emmy Awards.

 

Chihuly Over Venice is a 1998 PBS Home Video released by Home Vision Entertainment. The planning and realization of an ambitious project by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly is documented in this absorbing PBS presentation. Chihuly collaborated with master glassblowers from four countries to achieve his collection of spectacular chandeliers for public display over the canals of Venice. From Finland to Ireland to Mexico to Italy, Chlhuly and the participatlng artisans join together for a creative 90 minute odyssey.

Defying Gravity: An Historic Achievement In Glass Featuring Josh Simpson is a 60 minute PBS television documentary in DVD format that follows renowned glass artist Josh Simpson as he crafts the largest glass object of his career: a luminous 100-pound "Megaplanet." Cameras capture every step of the year-and-a-half process from commission to creation. The film features interviews with the makers of custom tools required for the project; Simpson's triumphs, disappointments, technical obstacles and inspiration, and the grand unveiling of the "Megaplanet" at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. WGBY, the PBS station in Springfield, Massachusetts, filmed the documentary. View online this clip from the WGBY video [9:04]

Pilchuck Founders Totem Pole. Seattle Art Museum brought this film to the attention of TFAO. For a January 25, 2008 viewing SAM says: "Don't miss this special screening of Pilchuck Founders Totem Pole, a production of Pilchuck Glass School. Students and artists from around the world collaborated to create a totem pole that represents the school's founders: artist Dale Chihuly and patrons John Hauberg and Anne Gould Hauberg. Noted glass artist Preston Singletary, who directed fabrication and installation of glass elements in the Pilchuck totem pole, will answer questions after the screening."

Pioneers of Studio Glass is a DVD 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..." according to the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. Call AACG at 214-890-0029 with questions.

Transformed by Flame - The Glass Art of Frabel. DVD. 2007 [56:46] The HDTV PBS documentary: Transformed by Flame - The Glass Art of Frabel, will take the viewer on a trip to Germany and the Czech Republic to showcase the history of glass, the Frabel Studio and Hans Godo Frabel.

 

Book:

FIFTY BY FIFTY: Celebrating 50 Years of Studio Glass, 64 pages. The Muskegon Museum of Art's website says: "To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Studio Glass movement and the 100th Anniversary of the Muskegon Museum of Art, the MMA invited 50 artists whose work and teaching helped to define the next generation of studio glass to contribute to this exhibition. Guest curators Benjamin P. Moore and Stephen Rolfe Powell, two of the top artists in the field, selected the artists for inclusion. The accompanying book includes full-color images of the works in the exhibition, along with curatorial essays and artist statements.

 

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