Jutta-Annette Page became the founding Executive Director of the Barry Art Museum in March 2017. She brought with her 24 years of high-profile experience as a glass curator and an international reputation as an expert in glass art. Before coming to Norfolk, Page was Senior Curator of Glass and Decorative Arts at the Toledo Museum of Art, where she started in 2003. Early on, she was charged with overseeing the gallery design, installation and interpretation of about 7,000 glass objects to be displayed in the Ohio museum's heralded Glass Pavilion, which opened in 2006.
Previously, she was Curator of European Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y., from 1993 to 2003. At each institution, through exhibitions, acquisitions and publications, she made adventurous choices that broke ground and resulted in fresh insights.
Among the books and catalogues she wrote or co-wrote are "Color Ignited: Glass 1962-2012," "The Art of Glass: Toledo Museum of Art" and "Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750." She has lectured widely on ancient, modern and contemporary glass as well as on the history of jewelry, furniture and European tapestries.
She is past president of the Glass Art Society, which gave her its Lifetime Membership Award in 2016. She has served as president of the International Council of Museums' Glass Committee, and on the advisory board for the Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts in Millville, N.J.
She earned a PhD and an MA in the history of art and architecture from Brown University, an MAE in jewelry, metalsmithing and industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MA and a BA in visual communication and art from Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen in Germany.