David R. Huchthausen
Lilacs and Leaves, 1977
Glass and paint
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Donald and Carol Wiiken
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

A Glass Act: First Rate Glass in RAM’s Collection

January 31 – June 6, 2010

A Glass Act presents a variety of subject matter, ranging from still life compositions and depictions of the natural environment to figurative and abstract works. The show contains pieces that demonstrate a masterful combination of technical expertise and artistic vision, as practiced by internationally recognized glass artists.

By collecting artists in-depth throughout their careers, RAM is able to document how artists’ ideas germinate and develop over time. Works by three leaders in the field—Dale Chihuly, William Morris, and Joel Philip Myers—demonstrate their artistic achievements from different decades in their careers. This exhibition features work by Harvey Littleton, a respected artist and teacher, displayed with pieces by a former student—Dale Chihuly. Chihuly’s pieces are also being displayed alongside Morris, who started his career in Chihuly’s studio before becoming internationally known for his own work.

Believing that this is a historically significant time for artistic advancement, RAM has concentrated on contemporary achievements in glass to capture a clear picture of the Studio Glass Movement’s development. A Glass Act showcases several examples in RAM’s collection from early leaders in the field, as well as from today’s emerging talents.

More About the Exhibition

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A Glass Act: First Rate Glass in RAM’s Collection

January 31 – June 6, 2010
David R. Huchthausen
Lilacs and Leaves, 1977
Glass and paint
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Donald and Carol Wiiken
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

A Glass Act presents a variety of subject matter, ranging from still life compositions and depictions of the natural environment to figurative and abstract works. The show contains pieces that demonstrate a masterful combination of technical expertise and artistic vision, as practiced by internationally recognized glass artists.

By collecting artists in-depth throughout their careers, RAM is able to document how artists’ ideas germinate and develop over time. Works by three leaders in the field—Dale Chihuly, William Morris, and Joel Philip Myers—demonstrate their artistic achievements from different decades in their careers. This exhibition features work by Harvey Littleton, a respected artist and teacher, displayed with pieces by a former student—Dale Chihuly. Chihuly’s pieces are also being displayed alongside Morris, who started his career in Chihuly’s studio before becoming internationally known for his own work.

Believing that this is a historically significant time for artistic advancement, RAM has concentrated on contemporary achievements in glass to capture a clear picture of the Studio Glass Movement’s development. A Glass Act showcases several examples in RAM’s collection from early leaders in the field, as well as from today’s emerging talents.

More About the Exhibition

Press Room

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

The Estate of Karen Johnson Boyd
David Charak
Judith and David Flegel Fund
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Racine Community Foundation logo
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

City of Racine’s Grow Racine Grant
Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation
Ruth Arts Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Anonymous
Tom and Irene Creecy
Richard and Patricia Ehlert
Trio Foundation of St. Louis
W.T. Walker Group, Inc.
Wisconsin Arts Board

Silver Sponsors

Anonymous
Baird
Beta Diagnostic Labs
A.C. Buhler Family
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Jim Harris
Sharon and Tom Harty
Horizon Retail Construction, Inc.
Lise Iwon
J. Jeffers & Co.
Johnson Financial Group
Dorothy MacVicar
Jan Serr and John Shannon

Bronze Sponsors

Ellen and Joseph Albrecht
Andis Foundation
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Dave’s Wine Garage
Educators Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
Bill and Debbie Keland
Susan Manalli
Jean and Alex Mandli, Jr.
The Prairie School
Cathy Stanghellin
Twin Disc, Inc.

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