This exhibition of glass showcases the breadth of the Kent State University Museum collection that has resulted from many donors’ personal collecting interests. Thanks to generous donors, the museum has amassed a diverse collection of glass that spans the Roman Era to the 20th century. The primary glass donors, Paul Miller and Jabe Tarter, were well known glass and antique connoisseurs, and the museum received a 10,000 piece donation from their estate in 2004. Since that time, with the help of James Measell, the museum has exhibited selections from the Tarter/Miller collection.
In addition to the representation of American manufactured glass from the Tarter/Miller Collection, other important contributions include art glass from Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rodgers, Roman glass from Jack W. and Shirley J. Berger, and perfume bottles collected by Ruth and Ralph Fuller, as well as Barry W. Bradley. This exhibition gives you a glimpse into the complete glass collection housed within the museum’s storage.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website