search cityguideny.com

Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932-1947 at Metropolitan Museum of Art

11/05/13 through 03/02/14 1000 Fifth Ave. Map
212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org Ages: All Ages

This event has already taken place. Click here for the latest events.

The exhibition is devoted to the work in glass of the influential Italian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978). Known primarily for his unique architectural designs, Scarpa's abilities can be traced to an earlier stage in his career. In 1932 Scarpa was hired by Paolo Venini, founder of Venini Glassworks, to be an artistic consultant to the company. Until 1947, he worked closely with Venini master glass blowers and Mr. Venini himself to create over two dozen styles, in the process pioneering techniques, silhouettes, and colors that thoroughly modernized the ancient tradition of glass blowing. The exhibition will present the results of this unique collaboration, featuring nearly 300 carefully selected works that highlight the significant contribution that Scarpa made to the art of Venetian glass.

Venue Description: Sun.-Thurs., 10am-5:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-9pm. Recommended admission: $25.

Upcoming Events

Painting With Threads: Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th-19th Century - 10/25/14 - 08/16/15

Sumptuous: East Asian Lacquer, 14th-20th Century - 10/25/14 - 08/16/15

Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 2003-2014 - 11/11/14 - 12/06/15

Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art - 12/09/14 - 09/07/15

Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion - 05/07/15 - 08/16/15

search cityguideny.com

SEARCH THE CALENDAR