“Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano” Introduction
Travel to Venice and explore the dazzling glass revival of the nineteenth century and its influence on American artists in Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from October 8, 2021, to May 8, 2022. Featuring more than 140 objects, it is the first comprehensive examination of American tourism, artmaking, and art collecting in Venice, revealing the glass furnaces and their new creative boom as a vibrant facet of the city’s allure. Watch as Crawford Alexander Mann III, curator of the exhibition, introduces you to a selection of rarely seen glass vessels presented alongside paintings, watercolors, and prints by artists like John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, and more.
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