Enduring Beauty: Art Nouveau Glass

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Dec 3 2016 - Jul 30 2017

American art glass was greatly influenced by the tenets of Art Nouveau. Between 1890-1910, artists eschewed the elaborate Victorian decoration and repetitious designs of the industrial revolution. Instead, favoring form following function, they used sinuous asymmetrical lines, floral- and plant-inspired decorations, and deep vibrant colors highlighted with metallic iridescence – favrile. Louis Comfort Tiffany, Emil Galle, the Daum Brothers, and others pushed the boundaries, creating beautiful decorative and utilitarian glassware for all to use and enjoy. Enduring Beauty is a survey of works from the collection produced during this nature-inspired era.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Decorative Arts
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Design
  • Glass
  • Art Nouveau / Art Deco
  • Louis Comfort Tiffany
  • Emil Galle
  • Jean Daum
  • Auguste Daum
  • Antonin Daum

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