“Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass” at the Amon Carter & more

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NOW OPEN!Between 1860 and 1915, the glassmaking industry on the Venetian island of Murano experienced intense growth. From the Venetian Glass Revival to a surge in Venice’s popularity as a destination for American tourism, Italian glass heavily influenced American art, literature, design theory, and period ideologies of gender, labor, and class relations. Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano presents exquisite examples of Venetian glass and brings to life the artistic experimentation the city evoked in works by artists such as William Merritt Chase, Frank Duveneck, James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, and many others.
Celebrate the exhibition with events throughout the summer!

Adult Workshop: Mosaic MasterpieceJuly 30, 1–4 p.m.Free for Carter members; $10 supply fee for Non-Members
Learn how to create a unique mosaic with artist Devon Nowlin. No previous experience necessary.

Justin Ginsberg: Shaking the ShadowInspired in part by Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano, Texas-based artist Justin Ginsberg is creating a site-specific, glass “waterfall” sculpture throughout the summer. Using a kiln set up on the Museum’s lawn, Ginsberg will pull the glass threads that make up the installation for visitors to experience firsthand how glasswork is created.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX  76107-2631