Amon Carter Museum of American Art Showcases American Artists' Love Affair with Venetian Glass

Jul 09, 2022 319

BY: Kimberly Richard

During the 19th century, Venice romanced American artists, collectors, and tourists with sparkling glass goblets. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth chronicles this seduction with the nationally touring exhibition organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano, now on view through September 11.

The exhibition features more than 140 artworks by an array of American artists such as John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, Robert Frederick Blum, William Merritt Chase, Louise Cox and Thomas Moran. Rarely seen Venetian glass mosaic portraits and glass cups, vases and urns created by Murano’s leading glassmakers complement the paintings, prints and etchings, demonstrating Venetian influence on the American art scene.

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