Glass at MIT: Beauty and Utility

February 10 – July 25, 2012

This exhibition explores glass making as revealed in glassware from MIT laboratories, blown glass from the MIT Glass Lab, and stunning stained glass windows from the Libraries’ Charles J. Connick Stained Glass Foundation Collection. Tools, early photographs, and selections from rare books demonstrate the combination of artistry and engineering that goes into the creation of glass.

Videos from the exhibit:

Charles J. Connick and MIT

Charles J. Connick (1875-1945) was a preeminent American stained glass artist whose work may be found in cities all across the United States. In 2008 the Charles J. Connick Stained Glass Foundation generously donated its collection to the MIT Libraries. This tells the story of Charles J. Connick the artist, his work, and his connection to MIT.


MIT Glass Lab Documentary

This documentary was originally produced by the MIT Glass Lab. It has been edited for use in this exhibit.

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