Ravenna Grand Jury/Masked Bandit

Ravenna Grand Jury/Masked Bandit

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Object Name: 
Ravenna Grand Jury/Masked Bandit
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 28.1 cm, W: 37.5 cm, D: 10.8 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
In May 1970, Halem was teaching at Kent State University, where he witnessed the shooting of four student protesters by the National Guard. Symbolic of blind justice, the masked face refers to the grand jury, presiding in Ravenna, Ohio, which acquitted the National Guardsmen.
Halem, Henry (American, b. 1938), Source
Primary Description: 
Opaque white glass; cast, fused, lost-wax mold. Mask shape, depicting grotesque man's face; eyes concealed by a second piece of glass; undulating coarse back surface.
Masterpieces of American Glass
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
Glassmaking: America's First Industry
Strong Museum 1990-04-17 through 1990-04-29
Thirty Years of New Glass, 1957-1987
Corning Museum of Glass 1987-05-16 through 1987-10-25
Toledo Museum of Art 1988-01-10 through 1988-02-21
American Glass Now
Toledo Museum of Art 1972 through 1972
Corning Museum of Glass 1973 through 1973
Modern and contemporary art glass (2006) illustrated, slide 52; BIB# 130418
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 66, 85, 95, pl. 104; BIB# 33046
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p.89, #90 (lower); BIB# 21161
Self-Development (1980) illustrated, p. 61;
Glassmaking: America's First Industry (1976) illustrated, p. 34, fig. 34; BIB# 28025
Recent Important Acquisitions, 16 (1974) illustrated, p. 135, #57; BIB# AI91024
American Glass Now (1972) p. 25; BIB# 18872