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A GATHER OF GLASS: Selections from the Museum’s Collection

  • Ongoing: until Saturday, June 30, 2012
  • Sunday: 12:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Albany Institute of History and Art
  • Cost: Not available
  • Age limit: All ages

Since its invention, glass has been a critical medium for almost every field and purpose, ranging from elaborate fine art work to practical household items and everything in between. A Gather of Glass showcases decorative and functional glassware found in American households over three centuries, emphasizing the variety of processes by which objects were formed and decorated. The exhibition includes a selection of blown, molded, pressed, and cut glass pieces from the Institute’s collection, many manufactured in the northeast United States. A showcase of colored glass is also featured, which analyzes the American predilection for both clear, “crystal” pieces, and vibrant, experimental glass of many hues. Highlights of the exhibition include samples from the Institute’s Corning service of cut glass tableware, Albany Glass Works flasks, and lacy glass saltcellars.

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Museum closed Mondays and Tuesdays

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This event was posted Aug. 31, 2011 and last updated Aug. 31, 2011

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