Drawn from Palm Springs Art Museum’s permanent collection, which includes major gifts of glass artworks from David Kaplan and Glenn Ostergaard, Pure, Simple, and Beautiful Forms features pieces by artists from the United States and abroad. At a time when we are confronted by tumultuous global issues that challenge the sustainability of the planet, this exhibition examines essential universal qualities of beauty, purity, and simplicity as created by artists working in glass.
This exhibition, on view in the Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Center, is curated by Katherine Hough, who retired as Chief Curator at Palm Springs Art Museum in 2018, after holding many positions at the museum during her 43-year tenure.
Generous support is provided by Angie Gerber and Deborah & Kenneth Novack.
Lino Tagliapietra (Italian, born 1934), Saturno, ca. 1980, blown glass, 9 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches. Gift of the Estate of Gladys M Rubinstein, 2014.158.