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What's on view: Contemporary Glass & Museums

Mint Museum RANDOLPH

Wednesday, Mar 21


Admission: FREE

What's on view, Contemporary Glass & Museums

Come hear about the glass collection at the Toledo Museum of Art with special guest Diane Wright, Curator of Glass & Decorative Arts at the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Delhom Service League and Friends of the Mint. Ms. Wright brings her extensive glass art expertise to our March program. 

Formerly Curator of Glass at the Chrysler, Diane is now Curator of Glass and Decorative arts at Toledo. She will speak about acquisition and exhibition of contemporary glass.

In 1962, the Studio Glass Movement was born in a garage on the  Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) grounds. Harvey Littleton, a pottery instructor, received the support of then-director Otto Wittmann to conduct a workshop to explore ways artists might create works from molten glass in their own studios, rather than in factories. A prototype "studio" furnace was built in the TMA garage.

Toledo and Chrysler are two museums in the United States that have encyclopedic glass collections within the context of comprehensive art collections, and they offer unusually rich opportunities for displaying glass. 

Refreshments are served at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6. Free and open to the public. 

Co-sponsored by the Delhom Service League and Friends of the Mint. All events are in the Van Every Auditorium, Mint Museum Randolph, unless otherwise noted. Free and open to all.

The Delhom Service League is the ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum. Our mission is to create and nurture interest in ceramics, from ancient to contemporary. Multiple programs include talks by curators and other experts in the field of ceramics, and visits to museums and private collections, and focused ceramic studies. To learn more, visit our website


Organized in 1965, the Friends of the Mint stimulate interest in and support for the arts. The Friends sponsor a series of lectures featuring nationally and internationally renowned speakers in the art world that are free to the public with museum admission. Lectures are held once a month from September through May. Their members visit other cities, museums, and galleries to explore the diverse art scene in different communities. Both Museum and Friends membership is required to attend trips.