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Press coverage from January 16, 2019

Devin Mathis named Executive Director of UrbanGlass

BROOKLYN—January 16, 2019—UrbanGlass announces the appointment of Devin Mathis as its Executive Director, effective today. After a national search, the Board of Directors selected Mathis to lead the iconic organization, based in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District. Mathis joins UrbanGlass from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy in New York, where she was the Director of Programs, leading nearly five hundred cultural, recreational, and educational programs annually.

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Press coverage from December 17, 2018 by Megan N. Liberty for Hyperallergic - Link

Best of 2018: Our Top 15 Brooklyn Art Shows

​5. Pushing Buttons at Urban Glass Pushing Buttons, curated by Benjamin Wright at Urban Glass, explored our current state in the Anthropocene, taking into account humanity’s relationship to technology and nature...

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Press coverage from November 7, 2018 by Natalie Matthews Butcher for New York Times - Link

6 New York Jewelers to Know

The holidays are coming, and so-called engagement season is fast approaching. Little wonder, then, that jewelry is on the brain. For the city’s stellar local jewelers, of course, jewelry is top of mind year-round.

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Press coverage from October 17, 2018 by Anna Talley for Modern Magazine - Link

Shari Mendelson at UrbanGlass

At first glance, it’s surprisingly difficult to distinguish between what is ancient and what is modern in Shari Mendelson: Glasslike, curated by Elizabeth Essner, on view at UrbanGlass in downtown Brooklyn.

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Press coverage from November 30, 2017 by Margaret Carrigan for Observer - Link

At Brooklyn’s Urban Glass, Artists Smash Symbolic Ceilings

Ever since the phrase “glass ceiling” was coined in 1978 to describe the unseen barriers to professional and social mobility of women and minorities, many have tried their hand at smashing it.Perhaps that’s because we failed to remember that glass, despite its fragility, is incredibly malleable and can stretch, bend, and buckle before it ever breaks. This tension is precisely what Urban Glass’s current exhibition, “Glass Ceiling: Art of Resilience and Fragility,” on view through January 13, 2018, takes up. Ever since the phrase “glass ceiling” was coined in 1978 to describe the unseen barriers to professional and social mobility of women and minorities, many have tried their hand at smashing it.Perhaps that’s because we failed to remember that glass, despite its fragility, is incredibly malleable and can stretch, bend, and buckle before it ever breaks. This tension is precisely what Urban Glass’s current exhibition, “Glass Ceiling: Art of Resilience and Fragility,” on view through January 13, 2018, takes up.

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