Colori di Murano: Modern Glass Art from Italy

14 July 2016 - extended until 22 January 2017

The small group of islands known as Murano has been considered the home of unusual glass creations and the art of high quality glassmaking for centuries. During the twentieth century, glassmakers sought out contact with important artists and designers to provide unusual designs for their extraordinary craftsmanship.

In the exhibition “Colori di Murano: Modern Glass Art from Italy”, Bröhan-Museum explores the extraordinarily rich variations of Venetian glass art in the twentieth century, providing insights into the process of how these objects are designed and produced. The exhibition presents around 220 glass objects, including early, serially made murrine glass objects by Fratelli Toso, vases by Fulvio Bianconi from the 1950s, and large-format studio glass objects. The show was made possible by the outstanding holdings of Berlin’s Sammlung Holz.

Media Partners: Wall AG, kulturradio vom rbb, Dinamix
Supported by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Design advertising motif: Gerwin Schmidt, 2016