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The Mystic Seaport Museum presents the new exhibition “Sargent, Whistler and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano”, which celebrates the revival of glassmaking in Venice at the end of the 19th century and the artistic experimentation that the city has inspired visiting artists.
Billed as “the first comprehensive examination of American tourism, art, and art collecting in Venice,” the exhibition will examine the increase in glassmaking production on the Venetian island of Murano between 1860 and 1915, which coincided with a surge in Venice’s popularity as a destination for tourists – including prominent American artists and art collectors.
The exhibition will feature works by John Singer Sargent, James McNeil Whistler, William Merritt Chase, Maurice Prendergast, Maxfield Parrish and Ellen Day Hale at will. Also included are rarely seen Venetian glass mosaic portraits and glass goblets, vases and urns from leading Murano glassmakers.
The exhibition opens on October 15 and will run until February 27, 2023. For more information, visit the museum website.
Photo: Attributed to Ercole Barovier or Nicol Barovier, Mosaic Glass Cup, ca. 1914-28, courtesy Mystic Seaport Museum