René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
This major exhibition will bring together glass, jewelry, production molds, and design drawings by René Lalique (French, 1860─1945), dating from about 1893 to Lalique’s death in 1945. As a successful jeweler Lalique experimented with glass in his designs, which eventually led to a career in which he fully embraced the material. His aesthetic choices in his designs informed the styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in France, and the objects he created have become iconic reflections of these periods. Lalique also embraced industrial innovations, like mass production, allowing luxury glass to be placed in more and more households around the world.
This exhibition will be drawn primarily from the Museum’s permanent collection.
Curated by Kelley Elliott, assistant curator, modern and contemporary glass
Exhibition design by Celia Imrey, Imrey Studio, LLC and graphic design by Louise Fili, Louise Fili Ltd