The Glass Experience
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
March 13 – September 1, 2008
The practical applications and decorative uses of glass through the ages are highlighted and celebrated in this amazing exhibition that includes over 200 objects. From prosthetic eyes and bulletproof windows to brilliant-cut tableware and Tiffany lamps, the wonderful, mysterious material of glass has been an integral part of civilization’s scientific and artistic development.
This exhibition invites visitors to enjoy an enormous variety of beautiful and unusual objects and observe live demonstrations on glassblowing and assembling leaded-glass windows. Featured artists include Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra and Dante Marioni.