Art Deco Glass from the Huchthausen Collection

March 5 – June 5, 2022
Clean lines, geometric shapes, and bright colors characterize Art Deco glass from the Huchthausen Collection in this exhibition organized by the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington. Emerging in contrast to Art Nouveau’s ornate style amid World War I austerity, Art Deco glass fell out of favor after World War II, and regained popularity in the 1970s. Glass by iconic Art Deco studios comprises the collection of David Huchthausen, a glass artist with Wisconsin roots whose work altered the history of contemporary glass.

Art Deco Glass from the David Huchthausen Collection was organized by the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington.

Exhibition Highlights

Pierre D’Avesn, Vase with spiral design, ca. 1926-1931, press-molded opal glass; photo by Lloyd Shugart
Muller Frères, Vase with bird design, ca. 1925-1929, mold-blown glass with interior silver foil inclusions and surface etching, photo by Lloyd Shugart
Verreries Schneider, Charles Schneider, Vase Nénuphar (Water Lily Vase) from Le Verre Français line, ca. 1926-1929, mold-blown glass with interior and exterior crushed and powdered glass frits and single surface acid cutting; photo by Lloyd Shugart
René Lalique, Vase Bacchantes (Bacchantes Vase), 1927, press-molded opal glass; photo by Lloyd Shugart
Marius-Ernest Sabino, Groupe de Pantheres (Group of Panthers), ca. 1928-1938, press-molded opal glass; photo by Lloyd Shugart

Thanks to the members, donors, grantors, and sponsors who support exhibitions and programs. Exhibitions and programs are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Marketing is supported in part by City of Wausau Room Tax funds. Support for hands-on art-making supplies comes from Wilmington Trust and the M&T Charitable Foundation.

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