Glass artistry by Vitorio Costantini at FHSU Sternberg Museum of Natural History
08/07/2001

HAYS, KS --- Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History is temporarily housing Vittorio Costantini's glass artistry display titled Jewels of the Sky.

Costantini is an Italian artist who creates exceptionally detailed butterflies, flowers, fish, birds, seashells and insects entirely from glass.
Costantini's work has been shown throughout Italy and in different corners of the world, including the Palazzo Grassi and Palazzo Ducale in Venice, the Museum of Natural History in Bologna, the Museum of Venetian Art in Otara, Japan, the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco and the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.

This exhibit is being displayed alongside Monarca: Butterflies Beyond Boundaries. Produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature, this international exhibit details the life cycle and 2,500-mile migration of the monarch butterfly.

Both exhibits are represented at www.fhsu.edu/Sternberg/changing but can only be viewed firsthand through Sept. 3 at the Sternberg Museum in Hays.


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