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Eason is a painter, avid collector and writer with a passion for cactus, Navajo and Pueblo jewelry, tribal art, and glass.If you have an interest in southwestern art with a distinctive new flair, the work of Eason Eige will definitely draw you in.

Born and raised in Iowa, Eason Eige was educated in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and Art History at the Kansas City Art Institute – Parsons and Winterthur.  For twenty-one years he was chief curator of the Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia.

Eason began painting again in 2004 after 30 years of his busy museum profession.
 
 
 

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Eason’s Path to the Present

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CURRENT AND COMING SOON
Project anticipated to open in 2017:
A History of Chinese Ceramics exhibition at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology,
University of New Mexico. Two hundred examples dating from 2500 BC to the present are featured from Eason's personal collection.
Also, Eason is currently working on a book titled, "Mexican Glass in the 20th Century,"
supported by a Rakow grant from the Corning Museum of Glass:
Corning Museum of Glass | G. Eason Eige
Eason spoke at:
The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia
June 27, 2014

The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia (MAG) continued its third year of offerings in the Glass College series with North American Glass, Beyond the U.S. This was an expansive program that began with a reception Thursday evening, June 26th, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday the 27th, which began at 9:00 a.m., was a day of programs with well-respected glass authority Eason Eige, former curator of the Huntington Museum of Art and past editor of the National American Glass, a topic little known or written about in the States. His presentation was a culmination of research done, in part, as a Corning Museum of Glass Rakow Research Fellowship. While some students of glass may lack an interest in Mexican glass, the amount of it on the American market that is being passed as and attributed to other sources, including 19th century U.S. makers, is significant and merits closer scrutiny. Eason’s presentation included a Mexican glass I.D. session, and those who planned to attend were encouraged to bring pieces they had questions about. Some will recall Eason’s presentations and scholarship from the days when he was active in the glass community. MAG was pleased and honored to bring him back from his current home in New Mexico to West Virginia for this special presentation.
See Facebook Page | June 2: The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia

Eason in the News

View the Articles below for More Insight about Eason and his Art   
The Corning Museum of Glass
Notable Acquisitions
2013

Link to Article: Collection of Tableware
Weyrich Gallery Reception, 2-3-2013: iQ - Albuquerque's Intelligent Alternative | Eason Eige
Around 505, Summer 2011: Portrait of an Artist, 60-61
Art Preview, 6-30-2011: alibi.com - Succulent Love
abq Arts and Entertainment, 10-1-2010: ARTSPREE | The joy of giving receive recognition and gratitude
The Gauntlet-Sandoval Signpost, 8-2010: Letters, Opinions, Editorials/Re: Eason Eige Proclamation