Vitreous Visions: The Glass Art of Angela Babby
The Brinton Museum
Sep. 2, 2023 - Oct. 31, 2022
Lakotan artist Angela Babby (Oglala Sioux Tribe) is featured in the exhibit Vitreous Visions: The Glass Art of Angela Babby, opening in the Northern Trust Gallery on September 3. This represents the first time Angela is featured in a one-person show at this museum. Angela has previously exhibited in a series of group shows originated by the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies including Articles of a Treaty on display in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery summer 2022.
Babby describes the process of creating her glass art as cycles of three different mediums: stained glass, vitreous enameling and tile work. She says her Lakota ancestry and the mysterious nature of glass inspires her fascination with making art. Angela’s finished glass works are truly a tour de force of the glass process. Angela Babby is included among other artists represented in the color-illustrated, 191-page book, Clearly Indigenous – Native Visions Reimagined in Glass, written by Letitia Chambers, about the history of American Indian Glass Art. Chambers describes the Native Glass Art movement as having emerged in the 1970s with the coming together of contemporary Native American art and the rise of the studio glass movement. Chambers’ superb publication is available in the Museum Store.