Tradition, Innovation and Meaning: Reflections on the FIA’s Exciting New Glass Collection

Event Type Educational Lectures, Special Events
Date calendar  Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time clock  1:00pm - 1:45pm (45m)
Location FIA Theater

Patricia Watkinson provides context in which to view the FIA’s newly acquired and important collection of contemporary glass by USA and international artists. She discusses many of the works on view and shares insights into the phenomenal rise of glass as an artistic medium in the late 20th through the early 21st century.  

Her role as executive director of Pilchuck Glass School brought her to the Pacific Northwest to lead this international center for glass art education. Watkinson was interim director of the Museum of Northwest Art, executive director of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and curator, then director, of the Museum of Art at Washington State University. She contributed an essay to the book that commemorates the unveiling of the Sherwin and Shirley Glass Glass Collection.

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