GLASS ACT: The Contemporary Art Glass Movement Turns 50

Mar 27 - Oct 7, 2012
Boca Raton Museum of Art

This survey of contemporary studio glass will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary in 2012 of the Studio Glass Movement in America.

Studio glass describes one-of-a-kind fine art glass pieces made in individual studios rather than glass factories. This movement started in the early 1960s, when Harvey Littleton – today considered the father of the studio glass movement - built his own glass-making furnaces in a freestanding studio.

Glass Act showcases art glass representative of the full breadth of this defining period in contemporary glassmaking. This exhibition demonstrates the different ways in which glass is used as a medium for contemporary art. The display focuses on unique objects that explore ideas by the leading glass artists today including Howard Ben Tré, Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Kyohei Fujita, Harvey Littleton, Concetta Mason, Danny Perkins, Christopher Ries and others.

With generous support from Palm Beach Illustrated and AACG


Dan Dailey's "Avian Aerialists" at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

DAN DAILEY (American, 1947- ), Circus Vessel Series, Avian Aerialists, 1999, blown glass with fabricated metal, 27 x 24 x 13 inches. Courtesy of Habatat Gallery