Studio Glass

Late 20th- and 21st-century art glass from the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia

The Palmer Museum of Art’s collection of contemporary glass has grown exponentially in the last decade, more than a half century after the founding of the international studio glass movement in the early 1960s. Numbering more than 150 objects, the collection features works of dazzling variety and techniques by pioneering glass artists, including Harvey Littleton, Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Ann Wolff, Marvin Lipofsky, Toots Zynsky, and Therman Statom. Also well represented are vessel-based and sculptural objects by emerging and mid-career artists working in glass today from North America, England, Australia, Scandinavia, Italy, the Czech Republic, and Japan.

Mary Van Cline (American, b. 1954), Torso with Gold Leaves, 2004, pâte de verre with gold leaf, 13 x 17 x 6 inches. Palmer Museum of Art, Gift of Bette and Arnold Hoffman, 2016.115. © Mary Van Cline