"New Glass Now" at the Renwick Gallery Shatters Status Quo

"New Glass Now" at The Renwick Gallery
The Corning Museum of Glass, 2019.4.165; Photo by The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York.

Deborah Czeresko, Meat Chandelier, 2018. Blown glass, metal armature. 96.06" H x 59.84" W x 59.84" D.

The exhibition New Glass Now offers a global survey highlighting the innovation shown by a dynamic selection of makers. Embracing the possibilities of glass as a vital and versatile medium, the featured artists challenge the status quo and represent a modern era in glassmaking full of new voices, visions, and representation.  

On view at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum from Oct. 22 to March 6, 2022, New Glass Now features a range of objects, installations, videos, and performances by 50 artists working in more than 23 countries. It highlights historically underrepresented communities within the glass world including LGBTQ+ artists, people of color, and women. These makers respond to the complexities of the contemporary world through timely political commentary and explorations of the intersection between technology and creative culture. Their work challenges the very notion of what the material of glass is and what it can do.  

Event Information
Start Date: October 22, 2021
End Date: March 6, 2022
Venue: The Renwick Gallery

"New Glass Now" at The Renwick Gallery