Muskegon Museum of Art’s extensive glass collection on view

Community News |Aug 12, 2020|2 min read

Works by pioneering to modern masters that shaped the glass movement


Muskegon, MI— The Muskegon Museum of Art presents GLASS: Treasures from the Permanent Collection, a spectacular and immersive glass experience, on view now through November 29. This exhibition displays an array of works from the museum’s collection of vintage and modern glass.


This dramatic and colorful display of the MMA’s decade-spanning collection of studio glass features works by many of the artists that defined the studio glass movement, including Dale Chihuly, Harvey Littleton, and Marvin Lipofsky, along with works made by today’s new masters. Collections of vintage Tiffany and Steuben lamps and glasswork and pieces from the pioneering days of contemporary studio glass give visitors a glimpse into the changing technologies and interests that have shaped the glass movement.


GLASS also celebrates the legacy of C. Corcoran “Corky” Tuttle and her husband Robert Tuttle, who introduced the museum and its supporters to studio glass and helped guide collecting. Through Corky, the MMA hosted internationally recognized glass artists Dante Marioni, Stephen Rolfe Powell, Benjamin Moore, Debora Moore, Sonja Blomdahl, Nancy Callan, and many others featured in this show.



GLASS anchors Shaping the Future, Celebrating the Past, an exhibition program that highlights and explores the various facets of the MMA’s internationally recognized permanent collection in all of its galleries through fall of 2020. Shaping the Future, Celebrating the Past features themed displays of works representing various facets of the collection in each gallery. Visitors will see the MMA’s most recognized masterworks along with more rarely seen objects that define over 100 years of collecting, begun in 1910.


GLASS: Treasures from the Permanent Collection is underwritten by DTE Energy Foundation Fifth Third Bank Lorin Northern Trust Hines Corp. Nichols Rehmann Shirley Gossett Don & Nancy Crandall Tim & Anne Erickson Floyd & Caron Farmer Patricia Flynn Steven & Caroline Mayberry Garry & Charlotte Olson Vance & Deborah Smith


Additional support is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Humanities Council with the National Endowment for the Humanities


Visitor Information The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave. in downtown Muskegon. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and closed Mondays. Visit or call 231.720.2570 for upto-date information. Membership Information: 231.720.2571/Museum Store: 231.720.2580