Wednesday, April 27, 2016

More ancient glass on display

EXHIBITION: Dale Chihuly Chandelier Ushers in the Summer of Glass at the Crocker (
World-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly’s “Golden Teal Chandelier” has been installed in the entryway of the Crocker Art Museum’s Teel Family Pavilion, setting the tone for the museum’s Summer of Glass, featuring three exhibitions highlighting glass from the ancient to the present.

It is the third one that is of interest to us:
Finally, “The Luster of Ages: Ancient Glass from the Marcy Friedman Collection,” which runs July 17 through Oct. 16, explores the beauty of ageless glass from the 6th century BCE to the period of Roman rule in the eastern Mediterranean. The collection’s 50 pieces, which include brightly colored miniature amphorae and lustrous perfume bottles, reflect the forms and influences of Greek, Roman and Phoenician cultures in the Holy Land.
Some past posts, most pretty recent, on discoveries of ancient glass and museum collections of ancient glass are collected here.