Treasures In: Glass

July 25 – October 19, 2014 —

The first man-made glass can be dated back to ancient Mesopotamia 4,000 years ago. For the visual artist, the diverse qualities of glass have provided the practical surfaces for the production of early photographic negatives to contemporary vitreographic prints. The exploration of glass as a material for individual studio-based artistic and aesthetic expression began in 1960s America. These selections from MONA’s collection consider how artists have utilized the diverse nature of glass by exploring its limitless possibilities.