Oklahoma City Museum of Art: Now with even more studio glass art

Its stellar collection has expanded with over 100 works from the “Golden Age” of Studio Glass

Over 100 important works from the “Golden Age” of studio glass have been gifted from the Jerome V. and Judith G. Rose Family Glass Collection. Included is the art of pioneers of the studio glass movement and many other artists prominent in U.S. and international museum and private collections, among them Harvey K. Littleton, Dale Chihuly, Paul Marioni, Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick, William Morris, Lino Tagliapietra, Jaroslava Brychtova and Stanislav Libensky, and Ginny Ruffner

Michael J. Anderson, Ph.D., OKCMOA president and CEO noted: This important acquisition provides context for our extraordinary Dale Chihuly collection, enabling us to tell a richer story of what glass scholar and curator Tina Oldknow calls the ‘Golden Age’ of studio glass.

I’m a real freak for glass art, and have already experienced the stellar exhibition of Chihuly glass. In 2002, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art inaugurated the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center with an exhibition of glass and drawings by Dale Chihuly, titled Dale Chihuly: An Inaugural Exhibition (March 16–August 4, 2002). Bolstered by enormous public support, the Museum purchased the exhibition in June of 2004, which included works from Chihuly’s best-known series, in addition to drawings, and was anchored by the 55-foot Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower in the Museum’s atrium. Since then, the collection has grown to include gifts to the Museum by the artist. Today, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to one of the largest collections of Chihuly glass in the world.

Chihuly Currently on display
Chihuly Exhibition already at OKCMOA

But it’s not coming just yet… Visitors to OKCMOA will be introduced to highlights of the collection beginning Labor Day weekend 2022. Mark it on your calendar!

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