Venice and American Studio Glass

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You can visit the “Venice and American Studio Glass” exhibition online with our guides, by booking your free guided tour every day

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Discover the masterpieces of Venice and American Studio Glass with our virtual guided tours, comfortably from home. Our guides will accompany you through the galleries of the exhibition on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore: you will discover the glass works on show and learn more about the themes and the leading artists.

 

Free guided tours – via Zoom – can be booked any day, at least two days in advance of the requested date. All our educational activities are curated by Artsystem.

 

Gathering 155 outstanding glass vessels, sculptures and installations created by 60 American and Venetian artists, this exhibition ‘Venice and American Studio Glass’, curated by Tina Oldknow and William Warmus, is the first to closely examine the influences of traditional Venetian glass-working techniques, as well as the Venetian aesthetic, on American Studio Glass made from the 1960s to the present.

 

On show in the Carnelutti Hall of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini there is the monumental installation by Dale Chihuly, Laguna Murano Chandelier, created in 1996 on Murano with the Venetian masters Lino Tagliapietra and Pino Signoretto. The chandelier is made up of five components and incorporates sculptural elements evoking the Venetian lagoon.

 

“VENICE AND AMERICAN STUDIO GLASS” VIRTUAL TOUR – PART 1

 

“VENICE AND AMERICAN STUDIO GLASS” VIRTUAL TOUR – PART 2 (Carnelutti Hall)

Venice and American Studio Glass, installation view, ph. Enrico Fiorese

Venice and American Studio Glass, installation view, ph. Enrico Fiorese