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Playing with Fire: Artists of the California Studio Glass Movement

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Oakland Museum of California
Playing with Fire: Artists of the California Studio Glass Movement

1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607
October 27th, 2012 - March 24th, 2013
Opening: October 27th, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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East Bay
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Wed-Thur 11-5, Fri 11-9, Sat-Sun 10-6
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glass

DESCRIPTION

This fall, OMCA will be one of more than 120 museums nationwide to mark the 50th anniversary of the studio art-glass movement in the United States. Featuring approximately 22 works on view in the Gallery of California Art, the exhibition Playing with Fire: Artists of the California Studio Glass Movement celebrates California's involvement in, and impact on, this movement that was brought to the Golden State by Marvin Lipofsky, who started the glass programs at California College of Arts and Crafts and UC Berkeley, and by Robert Fritz, who established the program at San Jose State University. Showcasing pioneer California glass artists, such as Richard Marquis, Jay Musler, Randy Strong, and Mary White, alongside the next generation of California glass artists including Oben Abright and Jaime Guerrero, the exhibition reinforces the Bay Area's prominence as a hotbed for the studio art-glass movement.