Beyond the Ceiling: Women of Studio Glass

May 20 through August 29, 2021

L. C. and Margaret Walker Gallery B

Beyond the Ceiling: Women of Studio Glass celebrates the contributions of women artists to the international movement of studio glass making. Enhancing the Muskegon Museum of Art’s own permanent collection with loans by contemporary women artists, this exhibition showcases a range of interests and design in glass, revealing the innovations and vision that women have contributed over the decades.

Discover glass shaped in a host of techniques, from blowing and heat shaping to casting and slumping, reflecting generations of experimentation and creative vision. These women, and those that followed, have shared their knowledge and skills around the world, shaping the international glass movement into the force it is today. Featured artists include: Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Sonja Blomdahl, Nancy Callan, Deanna Clayton, Amber Cowan, Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman, Debora Moore, Ingrid Račková, Kait Rhoads, Mary Shaffer, Sylvia Vigiletti, Kate Vogel, Vivian Wang, Ann Wolff, Toots Zynsky, and more.

Special thanks to Habatat Galleries of Royal Oak, Michigan, for lending to this exhibition.

The exhibition is organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art and is on display at the MMA through August 29, 2021. HOURS & ADMISSION

Nancy Callan (American, b. 1964)
Flight of the Lobster
Blown and etched glass, 2008
Purchase, through the gifts of Stephanie Dresen and an Anonymous Donor, by exchange
2009.11

Caterina Urrata Weintraub (with David Weintraub)
Overgrown #2
Flameworked glass & mixed media,
Courtesy of Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

Amber Cowan Periwinkle Triple Bloom 2 Flameworked American pressed glass, mixed media, 2020 Courtesy of Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

Debora Moore (American, b. 1960)
Blue Lady Slipper Wall Sculpture
Blown and shaped glass, 2004
Gift of the Drs. Osbie and Anita Herald Fund, Nancy Waters, and C. Corcoran Tuttle,
2004.13
Photo by Frederic Reinecke

Vivian Wang
Lady Phoenix
Cast glass, stoneware, and gemstones, 2020
Courtesy of Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

Deanna Clayton
Red Tidal Vessel
Pâte de verre, 2019
Courtesy of Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

Shelley Muzylowski Allen
After Europa
Blown, hand-sculpted glass, steel, 2019
Courtesy of Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman
Cumulus (Lens Mural Series)
Original images and text; screen-printed enamels,
kiln-fired, blown, and sandblasted glass, 2017
Courtesy of Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

Kait Rhoads
Cyanea
Blown glass, blue hollow murrine, copper wire, 2019
Courtesy of Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

Mary Shaffer
Yellow Field
Slumped glass and metal, 2016
Courtesy of Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

Leah Wingfield and Steve Clements
Distant Dreams #4
Cast glass, art books, hourglass, paint, 2018
Courtesy of Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

Underwritten by DTE Energy Foundation; Warner Norcross + Judd, LLP; and PNC Bank.

Media Support by WGVU Public Media/PBS