This summer Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) will be opening not just one -- but two new exhibits focused on Czech glass.
CMOG promises that Czech Glass, 1945-1980: Design in an Age of Adversity will be "the largest gathering of postwar Czech glass ever seen in the United States. The exhibition features a wide array of dazzling objects, including tour de force sculptures, that shed light on the innovations of Czech designers and artists who, working in the wake of World War II and under Communist rule, invented new ways of painting and creating sculptural forms in glass."
With the second exhibit Czech Glass Now: Contemporary Sculpture, 1970-2004, CMOG intends to bring "the picture of Czech glassmaking up to the present day are large-scale contemporary sculptural and installation works by such renowned artists as Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, Vladimir Kopecky and Rene Roubicek."
Both exhibits open June 15, 2005. Images for much of the work that will be on display are available online.