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Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa At The Metropolitan Museum until early spring

Last year, a version of this wonderful exhibit was a huge hit in Italy. It opened at the Met on November 5 and runs through March 2 of next year.

Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) was actually an architect who, for one reason or another, mostly because he was a rebel, wound up working with the legendary Paoli Venini on the glass-making island of Murano designing exquisite and exciting glassware.

New York Magazine describes the show as “Yummy, bright hand-blown glass by a mid-­century master, made for the Venini company between 1932 and 1947. The sort of show that makes you want to go home and hit eBay.”

There’s more info here: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2013/carlo-scarpa and, should wardrobe be an issue before or after the show, just call us at Fashion Award Cleaners.