Venice and American Studio Glass

Curated by Tina Oldknow and William Warmus6 September 2020 — 10 January 2021

The spring exhibition at LE STANZE DEL VETRO will be dedicated to the Studio Glass, with an extraordinary diversity of contemporary American art and design in glass.

The next spring exhibition at LE STANZE DEL VETRO, ‘Venice and American Studio Glass’, will be open from 6 September 2020 until 10 January 2021. The exhibition is curated by Tina Oldknow and William Warmus, former curators of modern and contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass in New York.

Gathering 155 outstanding glass vessels, sculptures and installations created by 60 American and Venetian artists, this exhibition will be 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.   

‘Venice and American Studio Glass’ will demonstrate the powerful, enduring and versatile legacy of Venetian glassmaking in America by exploring the impact of Venice on contemporary American art in glass. 

LE STANZE DEL VETRO is both a cultural project and an exhibition space on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and it is dedicated to the study and the exhibition of modern and contemporary forms of the glass art.

Two exhibitions are staged each year: one in the spring, dedicated to the use of glass in 20th and 21st century Art and Design, and the second in the autumn, dedicated to the talented people who designed objects for the Venini glassware company in the 20th century.

Free entrance to LE STANZE DEL VETRO and guided tours, educational workshops and special events for families are scheduled for each exhibition.

  • Nancy Callan, The Robber, 2016. H. 78.8 cm. Pat and Doug Perry Collection, Norfolk, Virginia. Photo: Russell Johnson