Selected Community Events
Gilded Age Grandeur: Mount Washington Art Glass Exhibition
Apr 20, 2013 - Jun 23, 2013 Tues - Fri, 9 AM - 8 PM
Forsyth Galleries, 2nd Floor of the MSC
The Mount Washington Glass Company was an innovator in the American Art Glass industry, which reached its zenith between 1885 and 1895. Beginning with the first American Art Glass, known as Sicilian or Lava Glass in 1878, the company developed several styles of immensely popular glass, including Burmese, Peach Blow, Albertine, Royal Flemish, Colonial Ware and Napoli, all of which are included in the collection of the Forsyth Galleries. Featuring pieces from the Bill (’35) and Irma Runyon Art Collections, as well as pieces generously loaned by Robert and Pamela Smits, the exhibition illustrates the opulence and splendor of the American Gilded Age, as well as the influences of Exoticism and the Aesthetic movement on decorative arts.