PERSPECTIVES: Modern and Contemporary Glass from the Waitzer Collection
The Barry Art Museum is delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition PERSPECTIVES: Modern and Contemporary Glass from the Waitzer Collection, debuting selections from the Waitzer family’s extraordinary gift of 165 glass artworks to the Museum. Leah (1937-2021) and Richard Waitzer (1932-2019) of Norfolk, VA, shared a life-long interest in the arts that blossomed into a passion for collecting modern American painting and international glass sculpture. Naturally curious and thirsty for knowledge, the couple enjoyed decades of personal growth and intellectual enrichment from their active engagement with the field of contemporary glass sculpture and design. The Waitzers were mentors and friends to the Barrys, and their internationally significant contribution includes works that span the history of modern glass, from Louis Comfort Tiffany to Dale Chihuly and Lino Tagliapietra, among so many more. PERSPECTIVES: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Waitzer Collection is presented by the Bleakhorn Foundation and curated by Jutta-Annette Page.