The Henry Ford recently acquired a large and important studio glass collection, announced by Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford.
Donated by Bruce and Ann Bachmann of Chicago, Illinois, the collection, numbering approximately 300 pieces, is an encyclopedic history of the Studio Glass Movement with representation of every artist of importance.
“This acquisition undeniably furthers the importance and significance of The Henry Ford’s distinct glass collection,” said Mooradian. “The Studio Glass Movement in the early 1960s was born out of innovative thinking, innovation and ingenuity—characteristics at the very foundation of The Henry Ford. We are honored and delighted to bring the Bachmann collection to our institution for future generations to enjoy and be inspired by.”
Acquisition of the Bruce and Ann Bachmann Studio Collection elevates The Henry Ford’s collection of American glass to the third most significant in the United States and provides the institution’s guests the opportunity to view the complete story of American Glass from its origins to the present. The institution is currently fundraising for a permanent Glass Gallery inside Greenfield Village’s Liberty Craftworks district.