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Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) Celebrates 50 Years of Studio Art Glass

The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the development of studio art glass in America. To celebrate this milestone and recognize the many talented artists, more than 160 glass demonstrations, lectures and exhibitions will take place in museums, galleries, art centers, universities, organizations, festivals and other venues across the United States throughout the year.

And, already, some really great press has shared the movement with the rest of the country. The winter 2012 issue of American Style magazine has printed a wonderful article about the early days of the Studio Glass movement (part 1) with great photos, as well. Click here to read the complete article.

Since 1962, glass art has become a popular and exciting medium for museums, galleries, collectors, artists, and students. One-of-a-kind glass sculptural art is found all over the United States in museums, hotels, cruise liners, botanical gardens, parks, restaurants and many other notable public spaces.

A listing of 2012 glass art events is ever changing and as information is finalized, details can be found online at http://contempglass.org/2012-celebration.