Molten: 30 Years of American Glass

March 5 – August 14, 2022
From seemingly traditional to wildly abstract, glass artwork from the Woodson Art Museum collection highlights the range of studio glass experimentation from the 1970s through the 1990s. The Studio Glass movement – with origins in Wisconsin, its spread to the East and West Coasts through a student-teacher network led by glass artist Harvey K. Littleton, and international reverberations – ushered in a new approach. In a radical departure from glass manufactured in factories, studio glass was designed and created by the same person – the artist. From initial studio glass experimentation to more technical subsequent methods, Molten showcases the possibilities unlocked by this new and ever-exploratory artistic approach.

The presentation of and Molten: 30 Years of American Glass and Art Deco Glass from the David Huchthausen Collection coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Studio Glass movement and the International Year of Glass 2022, proclaimed and endorsed by the United Nations.


Visit to witness glassmakers present live, narrated demonstrations, April 29-May 8, via the Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop at the Woodson.




Exhibition Highlights

Dale Chihuly, Basket Grouping, 1978, blown glass
Dorothy Berkowitz Bauer, Cracking Open Series, 1980, blown glass
Harvey K. Littleton, Double Downthrust, 1976, blown glass
James Watkins, Still Life, 1983, glass and paint
Margie Jervis and Susie Krasnican, Sharpened Point, 1981, blown, sandblasted, and enameled glass
Marvin Lipofsky, California Storm Series, 1983, blown glass

Thanks to the members, donors, grantors, and sponsors who support exhibitions and programs.
Exhibitions and programs are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Marketing is supported in part by City of Wausau Room Tax funds.

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