The Henry Ford Museum has a varied collection of artifacts. Truly something for every taste. In one small corridor just off to the side you can find The Modern Glass Gallery exhibit.
Therein one can find examples of glass artistry. Here are a few of the things on display there:
Wrapped Target: Robert Willson – 1992 to 1994
This expressionist-like sculpture caught my eye because of the striking colors.
Settling In: Richard Jolley – 1998
This artist works with figures and loves larger works but also does smaller, more whimsical pieces like the one above. It is fabricated like a totem pole with three golden dogs climbing to the top, where presumably, they will find their master waiting.
Scarlet Macaw, from Parrot Series: Noel Hart – 2002
The colors are spot on but one has to look a little harder to see the bird within the colors.
Skeptical: Dan Dailey – 1994
Here we have an abstract offering the seeks to depict an emotion with minimal cues.
Sunset, from Between World Series: Binh Pho – 2010
The color is glorious and beautiful but this piece really came alive for me due to the details. And that it has an very oriental structure.
All-Night-Take-Out: Emily Brock – 1999
Who doesn’t like old-time diners? The level of detail in this piece is amazing, even down to the trash in the garbage can outside.
The first piece above is titled Floating Golden Botanical (2001, artist unknown) and the second piece was on display outside the exhibit. It had no title but was listed from the Relationship Series of 1997. The Artist is Richard Royal.
I hoped you enjoyed a sneak peek at just a few of the beautiful pieces to be found in this exhibit!