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Andrew Page

Andrew Page (b. 1965) has been editor of UrbanGlass’s quarterly journal, Glass, since 2004. A writer and book editor, Page has co-curated exhibitions on glass; frequently serves as a panelist and lecturer; and has written for a wide range of publications, including Details, New York, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is the founder of the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Academic Symposium at UrbanGlass, a biennial event that has brought together the international community of glass art educators four times since 2013. From 2011 to 2019, Page was Director of the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to advance glass art. He holds a BA in English from Vassar College (1987).


Andrew Page talks about the continued importance of Glass Quarterly.

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Andrew Page

Andrew Page talks about the continued importance of Glass QuarterlyOral history interview with Andrew Page, March 22, 2018, Bard Graduate Center. Clip length: 01:08.

Andrew Page: Glass Quarterly continues to be published and it’s always had as its focus to be placing glass in a contemporary art context. And we take that legacy really seriously, and we continue to seek out writers who write not just about glass to contextualize what’s being done to take part in a dialogue that transcends the material, because there is a real culture around the material. There’s a culture of galleries that specialize in glass, collectors who only are interested in work in glass, and artists who only work in glass. That’s breaking down, but at one point and I think it was the dedication of those groups to the material that allowed the technical advances that have taken place over the last few decades and which have set the stage for glass being more widely available to artists who don’t necessarily want to spend two decades learning how to do it themselves. There’s an incredible knowledge base, facilities, and also just skill that’s out there to realize a wide variety of outcomes in glass that is perhaps unique to this moment, and wouldn’t have been possible without that really dedicated group of artists who are pioneering the techniques that are used today.