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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • CMoG receives modern gifts

  • Two Los Angelesbased collectors recently donated two dozen studio glass vessels and sculptures to the Corning Museum of Glass, a donation that signifi cantly increases the museum’s holdings in contemporary glass art.??

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  • Two Los Angelesbased collectors recently donated two dozen studio glass vessels and sculptures to the Corning Museum of Glass, a donation that signifi cantly increases the museum’s holdings in contemporary glass art.??
    The donation from Dan Greenburg and Susan Steinhauser primarily includes pieces made from the late 1970s to the 1990s. They were made by numerous artists, including Doug Anderson, Dale Chihuly, Vaclav Cigler, Dan Dailey, Michael Glancy, Diana Hobson, Richard Jolley, Silvia Levenson, Ivan Mares, Paul Marioni, Klaus Moje, Seth Randal, Ginny Ruffner, Laura de Santillana, Therman Statom, Karla Trinkley, Ann Wolff and Mark Zirpel. The donation also includes a rare oval mosaic glass tabletop, which was made circa 1930 by the Venetian firm of Ulderico Moretti & C.??
    “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 signifi cant addition to the museum’s collection of early 20th-century glass.”??
    Some of the pieces will be incorporated this spring into the museum’s current permanent ????displays. Others, such as Ivan Mares’ monumental sculpture, On Edge, will be displayed in the museum’s new north wing, which will open next year.
    ??Greenberg and Steinhauser have been supporters of CMoG since 1986. The have assisted with the acquisition of important works, such as sculptures by Toshio Iezumi, Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, Robert Rauschenberg and Christopher Wilmarth, and vessels by Dan Dailey, Richard Marquis, Benjamin Moore and the art nouveau glassmaker Emile Galle.??
    The Corning Museum of Glass is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. For more information, visit http://www.cmog.org.
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