Glass Class – Contemporary Glass at the New Britain Museum of Art

September 9, 2014

By Maria LaPiana

There are two weeks left to catch the creatively curated show on contemporary glass at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Featuring more than eighty works by sixty six artists, the exhibition captures a very old medium manipulated in very innovative ways. From sculpture to video and printmaking, the collection reflects three themes: Nature and Landscape; Form and Color; and Narrative and Symbol. “Glass Today: 21st-Century Innovations” is a sequel to the museum’s popular 2008 exhibition. Hurry; the show closes Sunday, Sept. 21.

Angel Tear, ca. 2011, in blown glass, by Lino Tagliapietra

Angel Tear, ca. 2011, in blown glass, by Lino Tagliapietra 

TEX NOLA 14 #1, 2014. 9 x 6 x 6 in., Courtesy of www.schantzgalleries.com

TEX NOLA 14 #1, 2014. 9 x 6 x 6 in., Courtesy of www.schantzgalleries.com

Quell 2, 2010. Oil painting on acid-etched and mirrored glass, 36 x 54 x 1 in., Courtesy of the artist.

Quell 2, 2010. Oil painting on acid-etched and mirrored glass, 36 x 54 x 1 in., Courtesy of the artist.

The New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Conn., is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and

Sunday noon–5 p.m. For more information, visit the museum’s website.