The Attack of the Blob: Glass Art and the Will to Form
Fifty years ago, a series of experimental workshops at the Toledo Art Museum became the touchstone of the studio glass movement. Since then, the glass art field has flourished, with artists embracing a wide variety of techniques and engaging with contemporary art practices. Glenn Adamson, head of research at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, will cast this history in a new light, showing how the primordial "blob" forms created at the 1962 workshops are linked to earlier expressions of Art Nouveau, to 1960s popular culture and fine art, and to contemporary architecture and design. This lecture marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Toledo Workshops and is generously sponsored by Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.
Brown Auditorium | $20 general admission; $15 members; free for DADC members and students with ID | Tickets: 323 857-6528 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: Basket Cylinder, Dale Chihuly, glass, ca. 1976. Gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.