Category Archives: museum

Curating an Exhibition at the Morris Museum

“Although Lino embodies centuries of Venetian traditions in glass-making techniques, he also continually quests to bring new ideas and approaches to the medium”  –Jim Schantz, director of Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. “The boldness of his vision is why he’s so … Continue reading

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Lino Tagliapietra | “Painting in Glass” at the Philadelphia Museum

Lino Tagliapietra‘s Painting in Glass, on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, now through July 16, 2017. Lino Tagliapietra is best known as one of the world’s preeminent glassblowers. He imbues each of his vessels with a rare elegance and … Continue reading

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Renwick Gallery Reveals “Wonder”

“Wonder” captivates… A recent visit to the Renwick inspires this review….  thanks Natalie! On November 13th, the Renwick Gallery opened it’s newly renovated doors with a captivating new exhibition, called “Wonder”. Which as it’s title suggests, it does just that. From mountains … Continue reading

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Collaborating: Kelly O’Dell and Raven Skyriver

  Glass Artists Kelly O’Dell and Raven Skyriver collaborate on new work to create “Remembering”.       These new series of pieces are inspired by the barnacle encrusted clams they find on walks along the Northwestern shore. Nature’s treasures like … Continue reading

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SOFA Chicago, 2015 with Lino Tagliapietra

We are just finishing all the details from our recent exhibition at SOFA Chicago on the Navy Pier. This is our 17th year exhibiting on the pier and we are happy to report it was a successful and beautiful exhibition. … Continue reading

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The 2015 Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Academic Symposium at UrbanGlass

In October of this year, Urban Glass hosted the 2nd Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Academic Symposium, with a special focus on new technologies and their implications for glass education. Guest speakers included Glen Cook & Amy Schwartz, Chief Scientist & … Continue reading

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a Voyage in Glass – the Art of Rik Allen

With classic science fiction as his muse, Allen employs crafts, rockets, scientific apparatus, and cosmonauts as a vehicle not for space exploration but for inner contemplation. His view is not glossy or futuristic, but nostalgic, timeworn, experienced. Star Trek meets … Continue reading

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