Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Correr Museum of Venice has Historical Glass

Nobody really knows when the first glass factory began in Italy. But  last week the New York Times took a stab at defining that moment. In a rambling article covering some of the big innovations in Italian glass tradition, Mr. Roderick Conway Morris covers the history of glass making in Italy.
In this mini history lesson written for the New York Times two current exhibitions in historical Venetian glass pieces are noted.  The exhibit  "The Adventure of Glass: A Millennium of Venetian Art",  at the Correr Museum, Venice, Italy, has all types of important historical pieces made by the Italian glass masters of the high renaissance and later.  On the nearby island of Altino is the exhibit titled:  "Glass of the Venetian Lagoon", National Archaeology Museum, Altino."  Both exhibits are running now. You can read more about the shows here.  

Civico Museo Correr Museum
Piazza San Marco, 52, 30124 Venezia, Italy+39 041 240 5211 
"The Adventure of Glass: A Millenium of Vetetian Art"
now through April 25, 2011

National Archaeology Museum
Altino, Italy
"Glass of the Venetian Lagoon"
now through June 30

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