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Posting Number 3407 Date: 06/05/20 Return to Posting List
From Art & Antiques Magazine:
The long and diverse history of Steuben glass is chronicled in two exhibitions at the Wichita Art Museum.
Frederick Carder, designer, Steuben Division, Corning Glass Works, 13 3D4 x 9 1D2 in Pomona Green to Rose Acid Etched Vase in Boothbay Pattern, Art Deco, decoration Shape #3218
Unbeknownst to many, the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kan., has been quietly building a major glass collection. Around 20 years ago, a local doctor and art-glass enthusiast named F. Price Cossman bequeathed his collection, which was particularly rich in Steuben glass, to the museum. Not only that, but he left money in trust for it to acquire more, and thus was the seed planted. We have a really wonderful endowment for the acquisition of Steuben glass in particular and growing the glass audience in Wichita, says chief curator Tera Hedrick. Several years after Cossmans death, the museum constructed an addition, the Great Hall, and with some of the Cossman funds acquired a Dale Chihuly chandelier and a a glass bridge sculpture to install in it.
The other important donor to enrich the Wichita glass collections is:...
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