The intellectual, poetic, and always changing work of American artist Richard Craig Meitner is the subject of the newest exhibition in the Masters of Studio Glass series, on view April 4 – October 18, 2009. This lecture is an opportunity to hear the artist discuss his work, which reflects a variety of influences and ideas, from Japanese textiles and Italian painting and applied arts, to science and the natural world. The colorless glass surfaces of his objects often incorporate assorted materials such as rust, enamel, bronze, tile, paint, and print.
Meitner revels in unusual juxtapositions of forms and ideas, in unanswered questions, and in the intersections between art and science. “Perhaps we can say that art and science are attempts, by very different methods, to get at the same truths,” he notes.
Members-only Exhibition Preview
Museum Members are invited to come before the lecture for a private reception and viewing of the new exhibition, Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Craig Meitner, opening April 4.
Reservations are required for both events. R.S.V.P. to Myrna Hawbaker by March 31.