Discover Mind-Blowing Glass Art Through Selfies and Pics at the Renwick Gallery

Stop scrolling and discover the sparkling, flashing sights of New Glass Now

Installation view of New Glass Now

Installation photography of New Glass Now, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2021, Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum; Photo by Albert Ting.

One of our favorite activities is taking a moment to appreciate art through our visitors' eyes. Whether in the galleries or online, we hope you join us for a photo tour of New Glass Now at SAAM’s Renwick Gallery!  

Since opening in October, New Glass Now has amazed visitors and challenged their expectations of what glass art is, and what it can do. The exhibition features innovative glassworks by artists, designers, and architects from around the world and is designed to highlight the breadth and depth of contemporary glassmaking. From more traditional technically skilled vessels and neon light creations to experiments in chemistry and performance artworks, expect the unexpected.  

Check out some of our favorite social media posts from visitors and get a different perspective on the beauty that New Glass Now holds. 

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Photo by @caroelizabro

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Photo by @kaylaramn

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Photo by @juliansreellife

Visitor image image from New Glass Now

Photo by @arniaandthebear

Explore more visitor images on Instagram by searching our tag @americanart. If you visit the Renwick Gallery while New Glass Now is on view through March 6, 2022, be sure to include #RenwickGallery. We love to see your grams!

Installation view of New Glass Now

Installation photography of New Glass Now, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2021, Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum; Photo by Albert Ting.

Learn more about the art and artists featured in New Glass Now online. Watch our virtual program with artist Deborah Czeresko and learn more about her perspective as a woman working in the male-dominated field of glass and how she incorporates traditional Venetian glass techniques into her innovative artwork.