Dante Marioni's sophisticated and boldly colored contemporary vessels are inspired by ancient Greek and Etruscan forms that reflect the rich history of classical Mediterranean pottery and bronzes. The son of studio glass pioneer Paul Marioni, Dante learned traditional Venetian glassblowing techniques from some of the greatest masters in contemporary glass. He began blowing glass at the age of 19, and presented his first solo gallery show, in Seattle, four years later. Since the strong start of his career, Marioni has garnered international recognition and acclaim for his elegant and inventive work in glass. This lecture was a part of the Museum's popular Meet the Artist series.