What does an art movement look like when it's happening, and how can we know where it will go? Charles Shepard ruminates on the longevity of the studio glass movement and the role museums play in ensuring the medium in the annals of art history.
Who designates works of art into a movement? It isn't art museum curators, but gallerists. Here, #fwmoa President Charles Shepard discusses the role of the gallery owner, spotlighting Habatat Gallery, the first to champion the work of glass sculptors.
What's so special about glass? I have that in my kitchen! Studio glass, the precursor to our contemporary glass, founded the fine art glass movement. Read on to learn the beginnings of glass in art.