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Go Beyond the Glass: Growing a Collection

January 27, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Free & open to the public
Location:
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Avenue

Growing a Collection – The New Met Chandeliers and the Glass Collection with Associate Curator Adrienne Gennett

Only two public buildings in the country have Met Chandeliers on display and one of them is the Scheman Building at Iowa State University. Learn about University Museums’ encyclopedic glass collection and why these important chandeliers were acquired as part of the Art on Campus Collection.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ames Public Library and is part of the Lecture Series Go Beyond the Glass.

Image: Met Chandelier, designed 1963–1966, made 2019, First public presentation, 1966. Designer: Hans Harald Rath (Austrian, 1904–1968); Manufacturer: Lobmeyr Werkstätten (Austrian, 1823–present). Aluminum, brass, steel, Swarovski pearls and crystals. Commissioned by the University Museums. Acquisition made possible by the Joyce Tomlinson Brewer Fund for Art Acquisition. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. U2019.150-152

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