Corning Museum of Glass receives donation of contemporary works in glass

  Art & culture

Los Angeles collectors Dan Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser have made a donation to the Corning Museum of Glass which primarily includes pieces made by noted studio glass artists, as well as a rare oval mosaic glass tabletop, made by the Venetian firm of Ulderico Moretti & C. about 1930.

Crystal Obscura, Michael Glancy (American, b. 1950), is among the items of the donation
The Corning Museum of Glass has received a gift of studio glass vessels and sculptures from Los Angeles collectors Dan Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser that will significantly enhance the Museum’s holdings of contemporary art in glass.
The donation from Greenberg and Steinhauser primarily includes pieces made from the late 1970s to the 1990s by noted studio glass artists, including Doug Anderson, Dale Chihuly, Václav Cigler, Dan Dailey, Michael Glancy, Diana Hobson, Richard Jolley, Silvia Levenson, Ivan Mareš, Paul Marioni, Klaus Moje, Seth Randal, Ginny Ruffner, Laura de Santillana, Therman Statom, Karla Trinkley, Ann Wolff, and Mark Zirpel. In addition, the gift of 24 objects includes a rare oval mosaic glass tabletop, made by the Venetian firm of Ulderico Moretti & C. about 1930.
“We are thrilled to add these works to the Museum’s comprehensive collection,” said Tina Oldknow, the Museum’s curator of modern glass. Dan and Susan’s contemporary collection is extensive, and these particular objects have been chosen to add depth to our collection, allowing us to better represent the individual artists’ bodies of work. The unusual murrine tabletop is a welcome and significant addition to the Museum’s collection of early 20th-century glass.”
Some of the pieces will be incorporated into the Museum’s current permanent displays this spring. Others, such as Ivan Mareš monumental sculpture, On Edge, will be placed on display in the Museum’s new North Wing, opening in 2...


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