IAC22 PP - A Window into Understanding Contemporary Glass Markets and Contemporary Glass: Connoisseurship

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Session Description

A Window into Understanding Contemporary Glass Markets

Contemporary glass has been collected roughly since the great museum experiments of 1962 in Toledo, Ohio, and has become tremendously popular worldwide in subsequent decades. Many collectors regularly have their holdings appraised, whether for estate or insurance purposes, or with a goal of divestiture. This session will address varying markets and prices of objects - both purchased new from living artists and at auction. A discussion regarding the expectations of clients and sale venues, as well as the history and psychology behind them, will guide appraisers moving forward.

Contemporary Glass: Connoisseurship

The United Nations has designated 2022 as the “International Year of Glass,” highlighting the movement of studio glass into mainstream contemporary art, with tremendous innovation in technique, creativity and diversity of available material. This session will address the history of glass as art, what makes a work worthy of institutional display, and include a discussion of ranking and connoisseurship.


A Window into Understanding Contemporary Glass Markets

Suzanne Perrault
Partner - Rago/Wright Auctions

Contemporary Glass: Connoisseurship

Jane Buckman
Executive Director - Imagine Museum: Contemporary Glass Art

Continuing Education

Review of this session recording will award 1.8 CE hours. 

CPE credit is not awarded for this pre-recorded offering. 


Session Recording - Part 1
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Session Recording - Part 2
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Course Certificate
1.80 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.80 CE credits  |  Certificate available Open certificate for the option to print.