The Farm

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Object Name: 
Figures
Title: 
The Farm
Accession Number: 
83.4.143
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 33 cm, W: 229.7 cm, D: 111.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1974-1975
Primary Description: 
Figures, "The Farm". Opaque white Fenton "Milk" glass; blown, hot-worked (furnace-worked without a glory hold or torches), assembled. Glass figures depicting farm scene consisting of 36 fence posts, 122 fence rails, gate, barn, silo, house, shed, outhouse, lean-to, truck, wrecked car, tractor, hay wagon, disc, seed spreader, drag, well, anvil, 2 wheels, boat, 3 oars, chain saw, chopping block with axe, 2 logs, hoe, shovel, sickle, 2 hammers, rake, wringer washing machine, 4 sacks of feed, pump, 2 barrels, 6 bales of hay, pig trough, wheel grinder, mail box, 7 corn stalks, duck pond, 5 ducks, 6 chicks, rooster, egg shell, 3 sheep, 2 goats, 2 cows, bull, 4 pigs, and a horse.
Provenance: 
Dreisbach, Fritz (American, b. 1941), Source
1976
to
1983-09-15
Levin, Robert (American, b. 1948), Source
1976
to
1983-09-15
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Venice and American Studio Glass
Venue(s)
Stanze del Vetro 2020-03-29 through 2020-07-26
The exhibition Venice and American Studio Glass gathers together outstanding examples of contemporary art, craft, and design in glass by American artists. Organized by the Stanze del Vetro in Venice, Italy, this exhibition is the first to closely examine the impact of traditional Venetian glassworking techniques and the Venetian aesthetic on American studio glass made from the 1960s to the present. Venice and American Studio Glass explores the impact of Venetian traditions on contemporary American art in glass, the impact of American artists on Venice, and how American and Venetian artists renewed the creativity and vibrancy of a historic glass language. The exhibition is curated for the Stanze del Vetro by Tina Oldknow and William Warmus, both former curators of contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue with a critical essay by William Warmus, a historical essay by Tina Oldknow, and other important perspectives by Venetian glass historian Rosa Barovier Mentasti, American glass historian Howard Lockwood, and American artist and independent curator Kim Harty. Two exhibition artists who have been highly influential in the development of American studio glass are James Carpenter, who is designing the catalogue, and Dan Dailey, who is designing the exhibition at the Stanze del Vetro in Venice.
Trial By Fire: Contemporary Glass
Venue(s)
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts 2003-01-24 through 2003-04-30
 
Thirty Years of New Glass, 1957-1987
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1987-05-16 through 1987-10-25
Toledo Museum of Art 1988-01-10 through 1988-02-21
Title Unknown (Corning Museum of Glass)
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1977 through 1977
 
Glass Art Society Exhibit
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1976 through 1977
100 Artists Commemorate 200 Years
Venue(s)
Fairtree Gallery
 
Glass and Fantasy for Children
Venue(s)
Junior Art Gallery
Modern and contemporary art glass (2006) illustrated, slide 61 (left); BIB# 130418
Trial By Fire: Contemporary Glass (2003) illustrated, p. 18; BIB# 74749
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1983 (1984) illustrated, pp. 6, 12; BIB# AI97139