VBMA Glass Works Exhibition


The Vero Beach Museum of Art announces the opening of its new exhibition in the Stark Gallery and Rotunda. Glass Works, showcasing various high-quality artworks made of glass from the Museum’s permanent collection on view now through September 1st, 2021.


The works in the exhibition are centered around Dale Chihuly’s piece Lapis Blue Persian. Before the 1960s, glass production took place in large factories that could accommodate for the high temperatures necessary to melt glass. In 1962, Dominick Labino of Toledo, Ohio, developed a glass marble that could be melted at a lower temperature. Soon after, small artist-run glass studios popped up all over the U.S.. Dale Chihuly learned from the techniques of earlier glass artists, paving the way for The American Studio Glass Movement and the advent of glass as a fine art medium.


In the Stark Rotunda, Karen LaMonte’s glass cast Reclining Dress Absences takes the center stage and has been a popular part of our permanent collection since 2016. We are delighted to present an exhibition focused solely on glass art. Also featured in Glass Works are pieces from Kenneth Kerslake, Jon Kuhn, Dante Marioni, Benjamin Moore, Italo Scanga, and others.


Visit the VBMA today to view these exquisite artworks and learn more about the history of glass art production!


The VBMA hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm, and Sunday 1 - 4 pm. The Museum is closed on Mondays. Please check the website vbmuseum.org for more information.