A Kaleidoscope of Color: Studio Glass at the Palmer

January 31 - April 30, 2017

Interest in contemporary glass on the part of collectors, galleries, and museums has grown exponentially in recent years, more than a half century after the founding of the studio glass movement in the early 1960s. Thanks to the generosity of numerous donors, the Palmer Museum of Art is poised to become one of the preeminent destinations for studio glass on the East Coast.


A Kaleidoscope of Color highlighted newly acquired works from the remarkable studio glass collection of Bette (’58) and Arnold Hoffman (’57). Recent gifts from Audrey and Norbert Gaelen (’47) and Julia K. Muller and Earl K. Shreckengast (’72) were also featured, as well as a selection of pieces from private collections, including promised gifts from Barbara Palmer, and Bill (’60) and Honey Jaffe.


The exhibition featured an international roster of glass artists working today, including Therman Statom, Lino Tagliapietra, Martin Janecky, Tobias Møhl, Etsuko Nishi, Oben Abright, Daniel Clayman, Hiroshi Yamano, John Kiley, Dante Marioni, Nick Mount, Richard Marquis, and many others.


Organized by the Palmer Museum of Art.