Current Exhibition:

Glass Exhibition: Lino Tagliapietra

January 12-March 21, 2015. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm;          Tuesday, 10am-7pm.

Barbara Basch will offer weekly tours on Wednesdays at 10:30am


More than twenty works on loan from Lino Tagliapietra, Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, MA, and the Ringling & Barbara Basch Collection will be on view.

Lino Tagliapietra is widely recognized as one of the world's premier artists working in glass. Dale Chihuly has referred to him as "perhaps the world's greatest living glassblower" and many connoisseurs of contemporary glass art would agree.

Lino was born in Murano, Italy in 1934. At the age of 12 he began his apprenticeship with Archimede Seguso and by the age of 21 he had earned the title of Maestro. Over the next 25 years Lino worked in association with several of the best known Muranese glass factories.

In 1979, the Italian glass maestro came to the United States to teach at Pilchuck School in Seattle, WA, thus beginning a long history of sharing his centuries-old technical knowledge with American glass artists. In the 1980's, Lino was best known for the collaborative work he did with several American artists, including Dale Chihuly and Dan Daily. But in the 1990's, although he continued to teach and collaborate widely in the United States, Lino began to be widely recognized for his own unique works of art.

Lino is the honored recipient of the prestigious Rakow Commission granted in 1996 by the Corning Museum of Glass, as well as The Glass Art Society Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2004 Visionary Award from the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He has numerous prominent public collections in the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, the Danish Royal Museum in Copenhagen, Demark, the Jewish Museum in San Francisco, CA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY, des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France, and Museo del Vidrio in Monterrey, Mexico.

Ringling College of Art and Design is grateful to Jim Schantz and Kim Saul for their kind assistance in planning and implementing this exhibition. The support of Richard and Barbara Basch made this unique exhibition possible.


Basch Gallery History, Program and Hours 

The Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery located off the lobby of the Academic Center hosts a varied exhibition program that includes annual exhibitions from the Basch Glass Collection as well as exhibitions of work by Ringling College students, faculty, alumni and other contemporary artists.

Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm. Tuesday, 10:00am-7:00pm. The gallery is closed on Sundays, national holidays and Spring Break (March 7-14, 2015).

The Basch Gallery is located at 2363 Old Bradenton Road.


Upcoming Exhibitions:

2015 Annual Best of Ringling Student Exhibitions

Advertising Design and Graphic Design. April 10-April 22, 2015, Opening Reception April 10, 5-7pm.




Past Exhibitions:

Archives, 2014-2015 Gallery Exhibitions.

Archives, August 2013 thru May 2014 Gallery Schedule.

Archives, August 2012 thru May 2013 Gallery Schedule.

Creative Spontaneity in Glass - General Information.

American Studio Glass Exhibition - General Information.

IMAGES for American Studio Glass Exhibition.