The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, has announced that glass collectors Lisa and Dudley Anderson are donating their holdings of ninety-seven contemporary and studio glass works. Their donation is the largest gift of art to the museum since the arrival of Walter Chrysler’s collection in 1971.
The Andersons’ collection includes works by forty artists from seven countries. Forty-seven works are by the pioneering Czech artists Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová. It also includes glass works by Václav Cigler, Marion Karel, Ivan Mareš, Pavel Tomecko, and Dana Zámečníková, as well as a ceramic sculpture by California artist Robert Arneson and prints and drawings by Dale Chilhuly, Harvey Littleton, Italo Scanga, and Ann Wolff.
“This glass collection, so thoughtfully assembled by Lisa and Dudley, enables us to explore new ideas and themes in exhibitions and permanent displays,” said curator Diane Wright. “We’re grateful for their ongoing commitment and tremendous support of glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art.”