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GLASS ACT: The Contemporary Studio Art Glass Movement Turns 50

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Ruby Orange Mobile Arc, 1982 Internally Decorated, Hot-drawn Glass, Cut and Polished 14 3/4 X 18 1/2 X 2 1/4 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Boca Raton Museum of Art
GLASS ACT: The Contemporary Studio Art Glass Movement Turns 50

501 Plaza Real
in Mizner Park
Boca Raton, 33432
March 27th, 2012 - October 14th, 2012
Opening: March 27th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Tue-Wed, Fri 10-5; Thu 10-8; Sat-Sun 12-5
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DESCRIPTION

This survey of contemporary studio glass will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary in 2012 of the Studio Glass Movement in America.  Studio glass describes one-of-a-kind fine art glass pieces made in individual studios rather than glass factories. This movement started in the early 1960s, when Harvey Littleton – today considered the father of the studio glass movement - built his own glass-making furnaces in a freestanding studio. Glass Act will showcase art glass representative of the full breadth of this defining period in contemporary glassmaking. This exhibition demonstrates the different ways in which glass is used as a medium for contemporary art. The display focuses on unique objects that explore ideas by the leading glass artists today including Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Michael Glancy, Harvey Littleton, Concetta Mason, William Morris, Jay Musler, Toots Zynsky and others. Organized in conjunction with Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach.