April 19, 2013

Art Glass Exhibit Opens With Free Reception April 25, Forsyth Galleries

Join Forsyth Center Galleries on the campus of Texas A&M University on Thursday, April 25 from 4:30-6 p.m. for a free opening reception to celebrate the exhibit “Gilded Age Grandeur: Mount Washington Art Glass.”

The Mount Washington Glass Company was an innovator in the American Art Glass industry, which reached its zenith between 1885 and 1895. Beginning with the first American Art Glass, known as Sicilian or Lava Glass in 1878, the company developed several styles of immensely popular glass, including Burmese, Peach Blow, Albertine, Royal Flemish, Colonial Ware and Napoli, all of which are included in the collection of the Forsyth Galleries. Featuring pieces from the Bill (’35) and Irma Runyon Art Collections, as well as pieces generously loaned by Robert and Pamela Smits, the exhibition illustrates the opulence and splendor of the American Gilded Age, as well as the influences of Exoticism and the Aesthetic movement on decorative arts.

The Forsyth Galleries are located in the Memorial Student Center. All exhibitions are free to the public. Gallery hours are Tues-Fri 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sat-Sun 12-6 p.m.

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