Henry Ford Museum to Feature New Modern Glass Gallery Starting this Month

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Starting Oct. 14, the Dearborn-based Henry Ford Museum will open its new Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery, which features the museum’s collection of glass creations spanning the Studio Glass movement’s founding in 1962 through the present.

The gallery will feature almost 100 works of art selected from the recently acquired Bruce and Ann Bachmann Collection of studio glass. Inside the gallery cases, guests can learn more about featured artists, including Harvey Littleton, who led experimental workshops in 1962, Paul Stankard, the father of modern paperweights, and Dale Chihuly, a recognized name in studio glass.

Attendees will also be able to experience the creation of glass as demonstrated by Greenfield Village’s Liberty Craftworks Glass Shop artists through a video spin browser, which lets users toggle through the various steps of the glassmaking process.

“The Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery inside Henry Ford Museum provides a deeper look at a very innovative chapter in the history of glass,” says Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. “Guests will not only be wowed by the beauty on display, but will leave inspired by the stories of the artists behind the movement.”

The Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery inside the museum, which is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, was made possible through a grant from the William Davidson Foundation in Troy.

A national historic landmark with a collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history, The Henry Ford has more than 1.7 million visitors a year. The Henry Ford is home to the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, the Benson Ford Research Center, the Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience, and the Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school.

For more information, visit thehenryford.org.

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