'The Glass Heart Exhibition' at Two Temple Place, London
(18 Jan. 2024)

The Glass Heart Exhibition, Two Temple Place, LondonThe Glass Heart Exhibition, Two Temple Place, London
This bold new exploration of glass in the UK brings together for the very first time rarely seen works from key UK collections including The Stained Glass Museum, celebrating this remarkable material – unforgiving, fragile, strong, sustainable.
The Glass Heart will make you think again about glass as we explore how it has illuminated and contained human narratives and ideas.

Bringing together key regional collections, techniques and artists for the first time, The Glass Heart will present more than 100 glass artworks spanning 170 years, featuring Anthony Amoako-Attah, Edward Burne-Jones, Monster Chetwynd, Brian Clarke, Chris Day, Ryan Gander, Wilhelmina Geddes, Hardman & Co., Sam Herman, Alison Kinnaird, Peter Layton, Harvey Littleton, Pinkie Maclure, William Morris, Anne Vibeke Mou, John Piper, Ayako Tani, Christopher Whall and Emma Woffenden.

The Glass Heart will highlight works from the historic industrial glass heartlands of Stourbridge in the Black Country and Sunderland in the North East, alongside the contemporary home of stained glass at the Stained Glass Museum in Ely. It will explore the narratives central to glass art and manufacturing, and celebrate the timeless skills, artistry and innovation required to work with this challenging material.

The Glass Heart will defy expectations about the medium to encourage a wider understanding of glass and its ability to contain stories that reflect our human condition – from the religious and mythological to the shared and personal.

The exhibition is conceived and curated by curator and writer Antonia Harrison.
It is a Two Temple Place exhibition, produced in partnership with National Glass Centre Sunderland, The Stained Glass Museum, Ely and Stourbridge Glass Museum.

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