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Enabling Transparency

Courtesy of Anna Mlasowsky

Glass artist Anna Mlasowsky examines the history of the rare earth elements and their socio-ecological impact on local communities and the environment.

Anna Mlasowsky Glass Art

Glass Art by Anna Mlaswosky

Courtesy of Anna Mlasowsky

On view through September 2023

On display in the Science History Institute’s lobby, Enabling Transparency features some of Mlasowsky’s work based on her research with our archival and object collections. 

Her glass artwork explores and interprets the connections between rare earth elements, their extraction, and their uses, including their effects as glass colorants.

Mlasowsky is a Seattle-based, German-born visual artist who was a Haas Short-Term Fellow and the Institute’s first artist-in-residence.