Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano"
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art will present the nationally touring "Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano," which brings to life the Venetian glass revival of the late 19th century and the artistic experimentation the city inspired for visiting artists.
Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, "Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass" is the first comprehensive examination of American tourism, artmaking, and art collecting in Venice, revealing the glass furnaces and their new creative boom as a vibrant facet of the city’s allure.
To complement the exhibition, the Carter has invited Texas-based artist Justin Ginsberg to set up a glass kiln on the Museum’s lawn, where he will create a new site-specific work over the course of the summer. The resulting glass installation will be on view in the Museum’s main gallery.