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LACMA Receives Gift of Contemporary Glass

Works by Ivan Mares, Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova and Michael Glancy are among the 37 items donated to LACMA by longtime museum donors Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.
LACMA has a contemporary glass collection that concentrates on studio glass from the mid-1960s to the late '90s. Of the more than 100 pieces in its Decorative Arts and Design collection, the bulk came from Greenberg and Steinhauser, who began donating to the museum in 1984. Earlier this year, the couple invited LACMA to select additional glass works from their personal collection.

The Greenberg-Steinhauser collection, with 400 to 500 pieces, is considered among the top five studio glass collections in the U.S.  Greenberg and Steinhauser are dispersing their entire collection to art institutions around the country in two stages. In addition to LACMA, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts and the Corning Museum of Glass have received works from the couple.

"We're giving away as much of the collection as institutions find interesting," Greenberg says. "I hope we'll find homes for everything. It's important for us to share what was truly a passion in our lives with a lot of other people."

| Posted 13 Jan 03

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