TAM New Glass Wing Opens This Weekend Featuring Documenta Project!

Tacoma Art Museum's new Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Wing.

Tacoma Art Museum’s new Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Wing.

Saturday marks the opening of the new Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Wing at Washington’s Tacoma Art Museum (TAM). The new wing places TAM into one of the top five public collections of studio glass nationwide with this focus. The inaugural exhibitions include one on the influence of the Pilchuck School of Glass, works by Deborah Moore, and a talk on Saturday by curator, historian, and editor William Warmus outlining the history of glass art in the Northwest. Reserve your seat here: bit.ly/WarmusLecture     

Also on exhibit are photos from Mary Van Cline’s Documenta Project.

Mary Van Cline: Selections from the Documenta Project
Mary Van Cline's Documenta Project focuses on the glass movement artists, curators, gallery owners, and collectors.

Mary Van Cline’s Documenta Project focuses on the glass movement artists, curators, gallery owners, and collectors.

Known for her role as one of the first generation of innovative glass artists, Mary Van Cline has often included her photography in her work. With her recent series of portraits, Van Cline documents the leading figures who helped to ensure that the studio art glass movement would thrive, including artists, curators, gallery owners, and collectors.  Van Cline began the project with her interest in documenting the iconic artists who established their international reputations beginning in the 1970s and 1980s. Because of her close relationship with her subjects, Van Cline captures the unique personalities that propelled the studio glass movement.

Washington Visits Washington

mog.susan.warner.famous.glass.artist.tim_tate.michael_janisSusan Warner, Exec Director of Washington State’s Tacoma Museum of Glass dropped in on the Washington Glass School. Susan met with WGS artists and talked about possible collaborative projects between the two Washington glass centers. Lets hope it works out and a Washington² or East Coast / West Coast Glass Smackdown show can happen!

MOG interviews Kari Russell-Pool


Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell-Pool

One of our favorite lampworkers is the lovely Kari Russell-Pool. Kari and her husband Marc Petrovic were here at DC Glass Works earlier in the year.

The Connecticut-based glass artist is in Tacoma, Washington as part of the Museum of Glass’ Visiting Artist Series, in partnership with Pilchuck Glass School.
The MOG has a has an interview with Kari online – Click HERE to jump to MOG’s website.