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Glass Bowl (Urban Bowl Series)

1983 Jay Musler Born: Sacramento, California 1949 constructed and painted glass with oil paint 9 x 12 5/8 x 12 3/8 in. (22.9 x 32.1 x 31.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Theodore Cohen in memory of his mother and her sisters: Rose Melmon Cohen, Blanche Melmon, Mary Melmon Greenberg and Fanny Melmon Liberman 1998.122.17 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B

Luce Center Quote

“Here are the bridges I construct at various levels, on several paths, to cross the many parallel meanings of life.” Jay Musler

Luce Center Label

Jay Musler evokes whole cityscapes with just a few carefully layered fragments of glass. The blackened spikes and barred window of Glass Bowl suggest a derelict landscape and reflect Musler’s concern with urban disintegration.


decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass


About Jay Musler

Born: Sacramento, California 1949