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.