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American Studio Art Glass

Harvey K. Littleton (American, 1922–2013), Orange Triple Movement, 1983, from the series, Topological Geometry, free-blown glass, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, Decorative Arts Fund, 2014.2.2.1-3

The Museum began collecting American Studio Art glass in 1998. The collection is featured in the Museum’s facility within the sky-lit Weil Atrium Gallery. When the Museum expanded into the Lowder Gallery in 2006, a glass window was commissioned from Seattle artist Cappy Thompson as a key element of this expansion. Since the collection was established, the Museum has worked to acquire representative examples by the most important American Studio Glass artists. The Weil Atrium houses examples by artists such as Harvey Littleton, Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, William Morris, Stephen Rolfe Powell, and many others. This growing collection adds significantly to the architectural impact and beauty of the interior environment of the Museum and represents an important movement in 20th- and 21st-century American art.