The Rakow Research Library is delighted to announce our first acquisition of performance art documentation in contemporary glass, with the addition of the B Team Records. In 2018, B Team founder Zesty Meyers gave his collected materials on the B Team to the Rakow Research Library, which included historical information about the team, notebooks showing the team’s development and performance ideas, promotional materials, tour materials, photographic materials, and videos. The collection is available for research, and videos have recently been digitized and uploaded to The Corning Museum of Glass YouTube channel. The donation also included several glass pieces, which are housed in the Museum’s collection.
The B Team was a groundbreaking, ever-evolving group of performance artists working with blown glass, who delighted in an unconventional and experimental approach to hot glass, and who had a desire to share their ideas with others. Team members challenged preconceived ideas on everything from the definition of art and glass to gender roles.Read more →