BOCA RATON — The Boca Raton Museum of Art is will feature the largest collection of contemporary glass art in the country next month.
“Glasstress Boca Raton” includes 42 works of glass art created by 33 artists from 23 countries throughout the world. The exhibit, toted as the largest collection of glass artwork yet, goes on display Jan. 31 through July 2.
Many of the curated glass works are unconventional and experimental, according to the museum, at 501 Plaza Real in the city’s Mizner Park.
“Glasstress challenges our notion of glass as a ‘beautiful’ material and encourages us to explore the bold, political, and sometimes less than pristine aspects of the medium,” curator Kathleen Goncharov said in a statement.
Among the works in the collection are pieces by Carol Prusa, a local visual artist and professor at Florida Atlantic University. Prusa’s glass sculpture is called “Spooky Action,” and it uses a centuries-old extraordinary and noble material to create a glass illusion.
Glasstress Boca Raton opens with a Carnevale di Venezia fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 28. The exhibition is complemented by a several educational programs and events. Details and tickets are available at www.bocamuseum.org.