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Dayton Celebrates Glass:
Thank you to everyone who attended! The exhibition closed September 28, 2014.
On the heels of the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass movement in America in 2012, the special exhibition, Dayton Celebrates Glass: Chihuly, Littleton, Labino and Beyond, showcases the Dayton Region’s love of studio glass, ranging from the early pioneers of the studio movement through today’s artistic innovators.
The Studio Glass movement began with a workshop led by American glass artists Harvey Littleton and Dominick Labino at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio, in March 1962. During this workshop these two artists introduced new advances in technology that allowed glass artists to work in a smaller scale, instead of requiring the reliance on collaborations with large industrial companies, thereby freeing individual artists to create glass in a new way and fostering the development of glass as a material for artistic exploration.
Aimed at demonstrating the enthusiasm, knowledge, and sensitivity a group of regional collectors and galleries have brought to a specialized but fertile field of artistic expression, Dayton Celebrates Glass highlights work drawn from area collections, Ohio institutions, and artists with ties to the region. Some of the artists featured in the exhibition include Dale Chihuly, Harvey Littleton, Dominick Labino, Lino Tagliapietra, Dante Marioni, Paul Stankard, William Morris, Toots Zynsky, Dan Dailey, Jon Kuhn, Stephen Powell, Christopher Ries and many others.
DAYTON CELEBRATES GLASS IN THE NEWS
This exhibition is organized by The Dayton Art Institute and curated by The DAI’s Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Dr. Aimee Marcereau DeGalan.
As a companion to the exhibition, the museum has compiled an informal, self-directed tour that celebrates glass of another type in the Dayton area. The Celebrate Dayton Glass Self-Directed Tour highlights stained glass windows at churches and businesses around Dayton. Call before you visit, as most churches and synagogues require an appointment.
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The Berry Family Foundation
Bob Ross Auto Group
U.S. Bancorp Foundation
With additional support from
University of Dayton