Wednesday, August 30, 2017

GLASS:The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly (#148)

The Fall 2017 edition of GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly (#148) is on its way to newsstands and subscriber mailboxes with a major upgrade in paper quality resulting in richer colors, deeper saturation, and sharper detail with each photo.

Included in this issue:
  • An interview with Toots Zynsky exploring her creative ferment spurred by her recent residencies at The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated.
  • A mid-career retrospective exhibition of Australian artist Kirstie Rea at the Canberra Museum and Gallery contemplating the artist's evolving relationship with abstraction.
  • Contributing editor William V. Ganis revisits the field of glass designwhich has in some ways been overshadowed by the intense focus on Studio Glass as a purely sculptural pursuit.
  • In our third installment of articles examining the history of UrbanGlass, we present "Brooklyn or Bust," the saga of the New York Experimental Glass Workshop's bold move of the out of Manhattan's Little Italy to a gritty section of Brooklyn just across the East River.
  • Finally, we present an excerpt from an essay by leading glass scholar Rosa Barovier Mentasti on the iconic 20th-century glass designer Paolo Venini.
All this plus five exhibition reviews, a back-page essay on the history of Traver Gallery, and the latest news from the field.

Subscribe to the newly redesigned GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly and don't miss a single issue.

Monday, August 21, 2017


Seminar Presentation: Demystifying Kiln Cast Glass

A free, one-day seminar exploring methods and approaches to cast glass with internationally-renowned artist and educator Richard Whiteley, who will outline and share some of his extensive knowledge on kiln casting and cold working. Cast glass is a complex, layered and considered process that often unfolds over long periods of time. This seminar is an opportunity to gain detailed insight into processes of mould making, firing, annealing and cold working for kiln formed glass; a series of presentations will address each of the areas associated with kiln cast glass, outlining relevant methods. This will be followed by a question and answer session for exploring and troubleshooting of issues that participants have experienced when working in cast or kiln formed glass processes.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón

NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón
On View through November 5, 2017
Guest Curator Cristina Vives
This landmark retrospective is the first in the U.S. dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayón (1967-1999)-the late Cuban visual artist who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society Abakuá to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. Learn More >

Join us for a cafecito and guided tour of the exhibition with our Senior Curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado on Wednesday, August 16 at 10 am. $10, Free for El Museo Members. RSVP Today >