Tradition of the Avant-Garde

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The Tradition of the Avant-Garde: Bohemian Glass 1820-1935


West Bridge
May 19, 2005 to October 30, 2005

The Tradition of the Avant-Garde traces the development of Modernism in Czech glass, looking at 19th- and early-20th-century glass made in the region known as “Bohemia” (now part of the Czech Republic). The exhibit began with the engraved and colored glass created during the Biedermeier period in the first half of the 19th century, then followed the genesis in the early 20th century of new styles in glass informed by the Wiener Werkstätte and Cubism. This exhibition provided a prehistory of the mid- to late 20th-century Czech glass featured in the major summer exhibition, Design in an Age of Adversity: Czech Glass, 1945-1980.

Lithyalin Vase - Artwork
The Kulm Goblet - Artwork
Vase with Portrait of a Lady - Artwork
Phanomen (Phenomenon) Vase - Artwork
Punch Bowl Set with 6 Glasses - Artwork
Tableware Set of 9 Blown Vessels - Artwork
The Judgment of Paris - Artwork