Ringling College of Art and Design is proud to present the third exhibition of exceptional glass from the collection of Richard and Barbara Basch. The exhibition will be on view in the Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery of the Academic Center from January 7 through March 24, 2012.
Glass came to America with the earliest settlers in the 17th century. Later individuals living in various communities of the country developed and perfected a great many approaches to objects made of glass both for functional and decorative purposes. These advancements continue to this day.
Consisting of more than thirty works, the exhibition focuses on some of the major figures in the American Studio Glass movement and their work over the past fifty years. This exhibition celebrates what has become referred to as the American Studio Glass movement that began in the 1960’s and continues to this day. The artists in this show all have some connection with Studio Glass. Some have been born in other countries and all have made important contributions in design or the making of glass forms and objects in the United States.
The exhibition will allow the visitor to the gallery to have an intimate experience with these remarkable examples of studio glass assembled by Richard and Barbara Basch.
Gallery Hours beginning Saturday January 7, 2012 are:
Monday through Saturday from 10 to 4pm.
The Gallery will be closed during Spring Break
from Monday March 5 through Sunday March 11.
The exhibition will continue Monday March 12 through Saturday March 24.