07-06-2007, 12:19 AM
Its early to announce, but The Museum of glass will be hosting an exhibit on Lino Tagliapietra from February 2008 through September 2008 in their glass Museum in Tacoma Washington.
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Promises to be great!
04-09-2009, 09:35 AM
Famed Glassblower Lino Tagliapietra Prepares to Showcase International Collection
(Norfolk, VA)—A teacher. An elder statesman. A maestro of glassblowing.
Just a few of the titles Lino Tagliapietra has earned during his 40-year career. Now Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass, will give visitors an intimate look into the master’s artistic achievements and influence which have linked glass centers around the globe from Venice, Italy to the United States.\
Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass will open at the Chrysler Museum of Art on April 8, 2009 through July 19, 2009.
The exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective to thoroughly examine Tagliapietra’s art and career. It will feature 155 pivotal works from Tagliapietra's own personal collection and collections around the world, as well as designs made for industry and objects that will be exhibited for the first time. Displays will range from an installation of his impressive Endeavor boat series, to groupings of his masterful goblets, to a selection of rare bonboniere, or tiny glass replicas of some of his favorite works given as party favors to loved ones.
“One of the wonderful things about Tagliapietra is that pure passion is what really drives him,” says Kelly Conway, Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art. “You can see it in his face as he works and in his vessels when they’re complete. After all these years, he’s still mesmerized by the material because there’s a drive within him. With every new work that he has breathed new life into, we have an opportunity to witness the same initial enthusiasm he had since he first began his career.”
In conjunction with the exhibition, Art of Glass 2 will come alive through a variety of educational and entertaining programs. Live glassmaking demonstrations will take place on the grounds of the Museum throughout the month of May, including the Museum’s annual Perry and Bunny Morgan Family Day, when admission is free to the public.
The Chrysler will offer special tours for school groups emphasizing the science of glass, and adult tours will be scheduled weekly from April through July. On Mother’s Day, Todd Rosenlieb Dance will perform newly choreographed works inspired by the beauty of glass and the physicality of its creation. In the summer, classes for children and adults will explore some of the many ways glass becomes art.
As a child, Tagliapietra left school and began working in the glassmaking industry on Murano, a small island in the Venetian lagoon. In 1979 he first came to Seattle in response to an invitation to teach at the young Pilchuck Glass School. American glassmakers were hungry to expand their technical knowledge and skills after a decade of experimentation. Defying criticism from the Murano glass community, Tagliapietra unhesitatingly shared what he knew with artists in the United States and worldwide, universally elevating the art and craft of glassmaking and changing the course of contemporary glass. Now age at 74, Tagliapietra’s artistic mastery and vision continue to influence Studio Glass artists around the world.
The catalogue, co-published by the Museum of Glass and the University of Washington Press, features essays by Susanne Frantz, former curator of 20th-century glass at the Corning Museum of Glass and curator of the traveling exhibition; Helmut Ricke, internationally acclaimed scholar and former curator at the museum kunst palast in Düsseldorf, Germany; and Dante Marioni, an early Tagliapietra student and currently a leading glass artist in the United States. It will be available in the Chrysler Gift Shop for $50.
Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass is one of two glass exhibitions at the Chrysler Museum of Art during the spring of 2009 and is a part of Art of Glass 2, a regional cultural partnership between the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Virginia Arts Festival, the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, and 22 affiliate groups that will bring the best in contemporary glass from around the world to Hampton Roads. A full range of educational programs, demonstrations, lectures and artist residencies will be offered to bring the objects on view to life for visitors.
Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass has been organized by the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington. The exhibition is sponsored by Rebecca and Jack Benaroya, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Russell Investments, Windgate Charitable Foundation, Heritage Bank and The Boeing Company.
Local presentation of the exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Art of Glass 2. Please contact the Chrysler Museum of Art for updated sponsor information.
Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass will be on view April 8, 2009 through July 19, 2009.
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