Thursday, January 12 | 6 pm
$15 members/$25 non-members
Space is limited, pre-registration is recommended.
Join Director of Curatorial Affairs and Audience Engagement Dr. Rosie May for an insightful look into OKCMOA’s newest collection of glass art.
About the Exhibition
Highlights from the Rose Family Glass Collection provides visitors with a deeper contextual understanding of OKCMOA’s collection of Chihuly glass by showcasing the broader story of the Studio Glass movement that originated in America in the 1950s and continues to the present day.
Jerome and Judith Rose, known to their family and friends as Jerry and Judy, began collecting glass in 1977 with the acquisition of a small glass teapot by Richard Marquis. The Roses traveled frequently in the 1980s and 1990s building their collection. This included many visits to Seattle where they became friendly with Dale Chihuly and many of the other artists represented in the collection who are graduates of the Pilchuk Glass School, a center for glass education north of Seattle co-founded by Chihuly. After 40 years of thoughtful acquisitions, the Roses’ collection grew into one of the most impressive private studio glass collections in the country comprising 179 works by 83 artists. For 40 years this collection was lovingly and exquisitely displayed through the Roses’ light-filled residence in Atherton, California, delighting family and guests (including many of the artists in the collection who became part of the Roses’ circle of friends).
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is the new, public home for this collection thanks to the generosity of the Roses’ children, Lisa Rose and her husband Dr. Ken Koenig of Santa Cruz, California, and Sara Jane Rose and her husband Jay Shanker of Oklahoma City.