Robert Fritz (American, 1920–1986), Vase Form. Light olive green glass, blown, applied prunts, 1966. H. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm). Toledo Museum of Art. Museum Purchase Award, Toledo Glass National, 1966.135. Photo: Richard Goodbody ©1966 Robert C. Fritz
Paul Seide (American, born 1949), Radio Light. Glass, blown; mercury and argon gas, 1985. H. 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm); W. 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm). Toledo Museum of Art. Gift of Dorothy and George Saxe, 1991.135. Photo: Richard Goodbody ©1985 Paul Seide
Color Ignited: Glass 1962–2012
June 14–Sept. 9, 2012
This year there is no better place to see studio art glass than at the Toledo Museum of Art. The Museum is renowned for its extensive glass collection and for being the site of the historic 1962 Toledo Workshops. Those workshops, led by Harvey Littleton at the invitation of then-Museum Director Otto Wittmann, nurtured the artists now considered pioneers of the American Studio Art Glass movement and, through extension, helped to rejuvenate studio glass in post-war Europe.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of those workshops, TMA is presenting Color Ignited: Glass 1962–2012, an enticing ―coming of age‖ look at the medium. The free exhibition is on display to the public June 14–Sept. 9, 2012.