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Color and Form: American Depression Glass

December 3, 2020–September 5, 2021
The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue

In the late 1920s, American manufacturers expanded their use of mechanical presses to make inexpensive molded glassware. Companies produced lines of colored or clear tableware and stemware, often distributing individual pieces for free in cereal boxes or at movie theaters and gas stations to encourage consumers to buy a full set. This so-called Depression glass was popular through the 1930s and remained in production until the early 1950s. Color and Form gathered dozens of examples of this mass-produced glassware, all drawn from a recent gift by the late Miami historian and preservationist Arva Moore Parks.