Saturday, March 11, 2017

GLASS EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN MORRISTOWN MARCH 12

Lino Tagliapietra-Dinosaur-Blown Glass-2004Lino Tagliapietra: Maestro of a Glass Renaissance
Feature Artist Lino Tagliapietra, Co-Curator Jim Schantz, and More

WHEN: March 12 to June 18, 2017. Exhibition Preview and Reception Saturday, March 11, 6:00 - 7:30PM; a tour with the artist on March 12. Other highlights include a lecture by Andrew Page, the editor-in-chief of GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, on April 23, a Ladies' Night Out event on April 26, and a talk with Co-Curator Jim Schantz on May 17.
WHERE:
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown

Museum Members, as well as exhibition lenders, donors, and friends of the artist, are invited to celebrate before the exhibition opens to the public.

In conjunction with its new exhibition, "Lino Tagliapietra: Maestro of a Glass Renaissance," the Morris Museum will present a series of special programs.

In March 2017, a solo exhibition of the work of Lino Tagliapietra will open at the Morris Museum. Showcasing over thirty objects, "Lino Tagliapietra: Maestro of a Glass Renaissance" will highlight Tagliapietra's place in the art historical canon as both a champion of the Muranese tradition and an innovative force among contemporary artists working in glass. Curated with works from private and the artist’s own collections, the exhibition features Tagliapietra's blown glass vessels, graceful aerial works for which the artist is renowned, and his newer two-dimensional fused glass panels. 

Meet the Artist: Coffee and Tour with Lino Tagliapietra
Sunday, March 12, 10:00AM
Join master glass artist Lino Tagliapietra for breakfast, followed by an exclusive tour of the exhibition. Advance registration required. Space is limited.
TICKETS: $22 for Members; $30 for Non-Members. To purchase tickets, please visit morrismuseum.org/special-events, email specialevents@morrismuseum.org, or call (973)-971-3710.

The Luxurious Art of Glass: A History
Wednesday, March 15, 2:00PM

Virginia Fabbri Butera, PhD, will delight visitors with her history of the art of glass making from Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to Lino Tagliapietra and the Seattle glass scene today.
TICKETS: $10. To purchase tickets, call (973) 971-3706.

The Magic of Glass Through Time
Wednesday, April 19, 2:00PM

Explore the varied uses of glass through the ages with Patricia Elaine, owner of the Morris County School of Glass.
TICKETS: $10. To purchase tickets, call (973) 971-3706.

From Murano to Seattle: Lino Tagliapietra's Journey
Sunday, April 23, 1:00PM
Join Andrew Page for a lecture on the life and art of world renowned glass master Lino Tagliapietra. Page is the editor-in-chief of GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly and the director of the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, which advances the glass arts through funding and initiating artist residencies, symposiums, and publishing projects. Prior to editing GLASS, Page was the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, the arts editor of the Philadelphia Weekly newspaper, and a staff writer at Brooklyn Bridge Magazine.
TICKETS: Free for Museum Members; $5 plus Museum admission for Non-Members. To purchase tickets, call 973.971.3706.

Ladies' Night Out: Meet us in Murano
Wednesday, April 26, 6:30-8:30PM
Ladies’ Night Out is back and you won’t want to miss it! In celebration of special exhibition, "Lino Tagliapietra: Master of a Glass Renaissance," we’re thrilled to welcome you to enjoy Italian-themed light fare and signature cocktails, a curator-led tour of the exhibition, exclusive shopping experiences from unique vendors, and much more! Proceeds from this event benefit the terrific exhibitions and programs at the Morris Museum.
TICKETS: $40 Non-Members; $30 Museum Members; $20 Students/Teachers. To purchase tickets, please visit morrismuseum.org/special-events, email specialevents@morrismuseum.org, or call (973) 971-3710.

An Exploration of the Art of Lino Tagliapietra
Wednesday, May 17, 2:00PM

Join exhibition Co-Curator Jim Schantz for a walking tour of the "Lino Tagliapietra: Maestro of a Glass Renaissance" exhibition. Schantz has represented and known the artist for over twenty years.
TICKETS: $10. To purchase tickets, call (973) 971-3706.