Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
1661 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
New Glass Now documents the innovation and dexterity of artists, designers, and architects from around the world working in the challenging material of glass.
This global survey is designed to highlight the breadth and depth of contemporary glass making. Its presentation at SAAM’s Renwick Gallery features objects, installations, videos, and performances made by fifty artists working in more than twenty-three countries. From technically masterful vessels to experiments in the chemistry of glass, these works challenge the very notion of what the material of glass is and what it can do.?
The presentation at the Renwick Gallery features artists who embody new voices, visions, and representation through glass, including American artists James Akers, Miya Ando, Dylan Brams, David Colton, Deborah Czeresko, Nickolaus Fruin, Sharyn O’Mara, Suzanne Peck, Austin Stern, Megan Stelljes, C. Matthew Szösz, Bohyun Yoon. The exhibition also features artworks by Tamás Ábel (Hungary), Kate Baker (Australia), Maria Bang Espersen (Denmark), Monica Bonvicini (Italy), Doris Darling (Austria), Nadege Desgenetez (France), Karen Donnellan (Ireland), Choi Keeryong (United Kingdom), Jitka Kolbe-R?ži?ková (Czech Republic), James Magagula (Kingdom of eSwatini), Fredrik Nielsen (Sweden), Aya Oki (Japan), Wang Qin (China), and Sylvie Vandehoucke (Belgium).
The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum is the first venue for the New Glass Now tour.