Issue 126 | Spring


The Corning Museum's new director discusses the expanding institution's future plans; a new Manhattan design boutique fuses organic forms with a minimalist sensibility at an affordable price point; Beth Lipman is awarded a $50,000 fellowship; Ann Wolff wins the European Culture Prize; Tim Close resigns as executive director of the Museum of Glass, for the 50th anniversary of Studio Glass; the Toledo Museum of Art rebuilds a historic furnace.


Joel Berman, Warren Carther, Jacqueline Metz & Nancy Chew, and Ione Thorkelsson at the Winnipeg International Airport in Manitoba, Canada; group exhibition at Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Paul Stankard and John Miller at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington.

UrbanGlass News

The "35 for 35" fund-raising auction celebrates UrbanGlass's 35th anniversary, the annual MFA show celebrates new talent; UrbanGlass at SOFA New York to feature the artwork of Victoria Calabro.


by Katharine Morales

Museums Take on a 50-Year Milestone


The Lion in Winter

by James Yood

Now in his early 70s, Dale Chihuly abandons exuberant color for a more reflective mood.

Color Coded

by Grace Duggan

Beverly Fishman, an influential artist who leads the painting program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, takes her explorations of technology and the human body into the material of glass.

Raw Material

by John Drury

Outsider artists incorporate found glass into their work for its transformative properties, sometimes with bracing results.

Reflect: Refract: Redact

by Ruth Reader

Emerging artist Andrew Erdos uses dystopian silvered-glass objects, blown by hand and animated by the light from video screens, to create an unsettling collision of nature and technology that confounds a clear reading of any of its discreet elements.

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.