Columbus Museum of Art acquires Lino Tagliapietra glass installation Endeavor

The Columbus Museum of Art announced it has acquired Lino Tagliapietra’s glass installation Endeavor. This armada of thirty-five boats suspended from the ceiling has become an iconic part of the Museum’s collection.

Lino Tagliapietra Endeavor

The purchase was made possible through the generosity of Museum donors, with a lead gift from Geraldine Schottenstein Hoffman. Additional support provided by Tom Davis and Anonymous, Pamela and Jack Beeler Family, Loann W. Crane, Howard Fradkin and Peter Kengeter, Barry Friedman and and Susanne Cobey Friedman, Fishel Foundation, Beth Loew, D. Scott Owens and Kevin J. Kowalski, Louise and Lake Polan, Stephen and Orlene Shimberg, Nannette and Sandy Solomon, Clarke and Sara Jean Wilhelm, and Jane H. Zimmerman.

Endeavor, on loan from the artist, featured prominently in CMA’s newly installed galleries when CMA unveiled its renovated building to the public on January 1, 2011. Endeavor was first displayed at CMA in 2003 as part of the traveling retrospective exhibition Concerto in Glass: The Art of Lino Tagliapietra organized by the Museum. Inspired by the annual Festival of Saints, a city-wide ceremony that symbolizes Venice’s connection to the sea, Endeavor was an instant hit with CMA visitors and has become a beloved part of the Museum’s “great experiences.”

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