OSHR 1049 - The Triumph of American Art Glass: From Tiffany to Chihuly

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Any exploration of American art glass opens up many worlds. This course will take the group on a journey of discovery - from ancient Phoenicia and turn-of-the- century New York, to 1930’s Venice and Seattle in the 1980’s. Each step along the way will be illustrated by incredible works of art glass made using techniques that have been passed down through millennia.

Participants will learn how, after hundreds of years in the shadow of Italy, France and other international glass centers, the United States became the leader of the studio art glass movement. The work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Dale Chihuly will be discussed in detail and the class will explore in depth how Chihuly’s art and career have made him a household name.

This class is being offered in conjunction with the Fort Collins Museum of Art’s exhibition entitled, Dale Chihuly: The Venetians. A visit to the exhibition is included in the course.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.