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Glass collection exhibits Aurene pieces unique to Texas A&M

Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014 22:01

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Jenna Rabel

Jeffery Larson, sophomore sports conditioning major, and Felicity Harries, sophomore psychology major, view the Aurene Glass exhibit Thursday in the Memorial Student Center.

The MSC is hosting an Aurene Glass exhibit featuring glass first created for sale by Steuben Glass in 1904 and were produced until 1932.

The creator of the exhibit, Frederick Carder, had classical art schooling and used his training to create iridescent glass in many different forms.

“These pieces will not be donated to anyone other than Texas A&M,” said Bill Runyon, former student and the donor of the entire collection. “The Aurene is a classic and timeless iridescent glass full of value.”

The exhibit will be on display in the Forsyth Art Gallery in the MSC through April 6.

“This [Aurene] is a unique type of art glass,” said Rachael Bible, anthropology graduate student. “You don’t get to see it everyday.”

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