The Floating World
Tues-Fri: 9 AM - 8 PM | Sat-Sun: 12 PM - 6 PM
1st Floor of the MSC on the Texas A&M Campus, College Station.
Ukiyo-e prints from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. Tour Management by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, Missouri.
Aurene: Steuben’s Iridescent Art Glass
Tues. - Friday: 9 AM - 8 PM | Sat - Sun: 12 PM - 6 PM (Closed on Mondays and University Holidays)
2nd floor of the MSC on the Texas A&M Campus, College Station.
Aurene glass, an iridescent glass originated by Steuben’s co-founder and chief designer, Frederick Carder, was one of the company’s most well-known art glass lines. Aurene glass was first marketed in 1904 and remained in production until around 1932. The hundreds of Aurene shapes and decorative elements produced by Steuben during Aurene’s three decades of production illustrate the two contradictory influences of Carder’s Steuben designs: the symmetry, order and balance of his classical art training, and the organic, flowing and highly-stylized design elements of the American Art Nouveau movement.