Voices of Contemporary Glass: Clifford Rainey


A survey of one of the largest and finest collections of contemporary studio glass in the United States, Voices of Contemporary Glass showcases, for the first time, the collection donated to the Museum in 2006 by Ben W. Heineman, Sr. and his wife, Natalie G. Heineman.

Over a period of 21 years, Mr. Heineman collected with a discerning eye, thoughtfully assembling a grouping of works that represents the full breadth of a defining period in contemporary glassmaking.

The exhibition displays 240 objects by 87 international artists, and nearly completely documents the chronology of the American Studio Glass movement, with objects dating from 1969 to 2005. Voices of Contemporary Glass presents the work of several artists over the course of their careers.