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Washington: ‘Seguso Vetri d’Arte. 1397-2020’, on display the Italian glassmaking tradition

“The exhibition ‘Seguso Vetri d’Arte’ opens in Washington. It is dedicated to the artistic and artisan tradition of the famous family-run company of Murano that, since 1397, has created some of the most exclusive and appreciated works of art in glass. The project, presented at Villa Firenze as part of the “Artists in Residence” cycle, was conceived by Ambassador Armando Varricchio in June 2016 with the purpose to give Italian talents an exceptional showcase in the American capital. It displays 14 vases and a candelabra donated by Seguso to the Italian Embassy in Washington. Real works of art created with a skilful combination of ancient traditions and innovative techniques that have made it possible to shape Murano glass into eternal masterpieces. Masterpieces that enhance, through plays of light and reflections, the rooms of Villa Firenze and that guests from the political, economic, cultural, and social world of the American capital can admire. Seguso’s artistic experience” explained Ambassador Varricchio presenting the collection, “has been able to evolve and adapt to a constantly changing world while continually strengthening its deep ties with a unique century-old artisan tradition. Pierpaolo Seguso, in turn, highlighted that for his family, which has been passing on the tradition of glass working for centuries, it is vital to “put beauty first, to pay constant attention to details and transmit our passion to the new generations. We are fully aware of being temporary guardians of this magical tradition”. Seguso’s works of art are now present in the permanent collections of over 75 museums worldwide.

 “The catalogue of the exhibition “Seguso Vetri d’Arte” is available at this link

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