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50th Anniversary for Orlando Museum of Art

Posted: Jan. 28th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly
from Arnold and Susan Bierman

The Contemporary Glass Sculpture field at Orlando’s Museum of Art definitely has something to celebrate this year, being that it is its 50th anniversary of Studio Glass. The exhibit, which continues through March 31, wrapped up a nationwide yearlong celebration led by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, a national organization dedicated to the art form.

The exhibit has more than 60 pieces and includes work by several generations of important glass artists, including Harvey Littleton, who Mulford calls "the father of studio glass," and his most prominent student, Dale Chihuly, along with a broad range of international glass artists. Some have introduced video, lighting and other media into their works.

In size, the works range from delicate cubes the size of a coffee mug to totem pole-like figures that tower over the average visitor.

There are three thematic sections in the exhibit. "Color" features pieces in every hue from bold orange to delicate pink, while "Transparency" shows the beauty and versatility of working with clear glass. "Representation" displays works that use metaphor and narration to convey meaning.

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