Shattering the ‘Glass Ceiling’: Women’s Roles in 20th-Century Glass Design | Discussion

When: 26.09.2016 - 17:30 - 19:00
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
Admission: 

Free (please, sign up by clicking at signup above the picture)


Main image Shattering the ‘Glass Ceiling’

The American Center invites you to a discussion with design historian Amy Hughes, who is currently in the Czech Republic on a Fulbright scholarship.

Showcasing women’s role in postwar Czechoslovakian glass design, Amy Hughes’s discussion explores the connections between U.S. and Czechoslovakian glass artists during the 1960s to 1980s, a period which saw the rise of the Studio Glass Movement. The movement was instrumental in driving artists to utilize the sculptural properties of glass to express both abstract and conceptual ideas.

Amy will trace the ways contemporary female glass artists in both countries transcended thinking about glass design as either purely functional or decorative by creating works deeply engaged in current political, social and environmental issues facing our world today.

In English.

Part of the American Center’s series on women’s leadership in September.