20th and 21st Century Glass Collection

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The Museum of Glass Permanent Collection includes select works from the 20th- and 21st-centuries that illustrate the use of glass as an exceptional artistic material throughout the world.  Contemporary works include examples of both emerging and renowned artists. These works are selected predominantly from the Visiting Artist Residency Program Collection by the Curator and the Collections Committee and include both experimental and foundation works that document the breadth of an artist’s career.


Contact Rebecca Engelhardt, Registrar/Collections Manager, at rengelhardt

Image credits:
1.  Dale Chihuly, Jumping Horses Cylinder, 1976.  Blown glass, assembled thread drawing picked up while hot, iridized, 11 3/8 x 7 1/8 x 7 5/16 inches
. Gift of Elizabeth H. and Heinz K. Wolf (2008.10.3), photo by Duncan Price.
2.  Jaroslava Brychtová, Stanislav Libenský, The Second Queen, 1991-1992.  Mold-melted glass, cut and ground, 32 1/8 x 25 1/2 inches
.  Gift of Lisa and Dudley B. Anderson(2008.8), photo by Duncan Price.
3.  Lino Tagliapietra, Manhattan Sunset, 1997.  Blown glass with cane pick-ups, battuto and inciso cut; steel and glass base, 67 x 60 x 20 inches
(1998.1). Photo courtesy of Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
4.  Toots Zynsky, Growing Chaos Again, 1997.  Extruded, fused, and slumped glass threads, 8 3/4 x 14 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches
. Gift of Bonnie and Murray Nelson (2009.24), photo by Duncan Price.
5.  Harvey K. Littleton, Witch of Agnesi II, 1980. Barium/potash glass with multiple cased overlays of Kugler colors: ruby, red, blue, opal white, white center line, 13 x 6 x 14 and 12 1/2 x 6 x 3 inches
.  Gift of Dr. Giraud V. Foster(2010.23.1), photo courtesy of Maureen Littleton Gallery.
6.  Preston Singletary, Clan House (Naakahídi), 2008.  Kiln-cast and sandcarved glass; water-jet cut, inlaid, and laminated medallion, overall: 120 x 192 x 2 1/2 inches
. Museum of Glass commission with funds provided by Leonard and Norma Klorfine Foundation (TX.2009.2.42), photo by Russell Johnson and Jeff Curtis.
7.  Evert Nijland, Red, 2009.  Lampworked glass, flock, silver, gold, 6 1/2 inches.  Gift of Susan and Bill Beech
(2010.20), photo by Duncan Price.
8.  Richard Ritter, Disk Platter, 1982.  Cased and hot-worked solid glass, murrine, and cane, 13 inches.  Gift of Sonia and Isaac Luski
(2008.5), photo by Duncan Price.
9.  Sonja Blomdahl, Apricot/Clear/Teal, 1997.  Blown incalmo glass, 18 x 14 x 14 inches. Gift of Lorne Lassiter and Gary Ferraro
(2008.6), photo by Duncan Price.
10.  Martin Blank, Fluent Steps, 2008.  Hot sculpted glass, steel, overall: 180 x 2160 x 360 inches
(2009.19). Photo by Chuck Lysen.

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