Holy Toledo! Diane Wright named Curator of Glass @ TMA!!!

Breaking News! Diane Wright Named Curator of Glass at TMA –

Curator Diane Wright recently co-curated the collaborative exhibit by Washington Glass School & Virginia Glass Guild at Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center during the Norfolk GAS Conference in June 2017.

Curator Diane Wright recently co-curated the collaborative exhibit by Washington Glass School & Virginia Glass Guild at Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center during the Norfolk GAS Conference in June 2017.

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) today announced that Diane C. Wright has been appointed as curator of glass beginning Nov. 13. In this role, Wright will be responsible for overseeing TMA’s world-renowned and growing glass and decorative arts collection, including acquisitions, research, exhibitions and publications.
Since 2014, Wright has served as the Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA. She is a recognized scholar of the windows and mosaics of Louis Comfort Tiffany and his studio. Wright received a B.A. in history from the University of Utah and an M.A. in the history of decorative arts from Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York.

Prior to her position at the Chrysler Museum, Wright was marketing and communications manager at the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, Marcia Brady Tucker Senior Curatorial Fellow at the Yale University Art Gallery and museum educator at the Corning Museum of Glass.

Curator Diane Wright talks about Erwin Timmers sculpture featured at "Embracing Narrative" exhibit.

Curator Diane Wright talks about Erwin Timmers sculpture featured at “Embracing Narrative” exhibit.

“Diane Wright joins the Toledo Museum of Art with an impressive background in glass arts education and curation,” said Brian Kennedy, president, director and CEO of TMA
“Her impressive work at the Chrysler Museum of Art, and knowledge of the glass field, including leaded-glass windows and mosaics of Tiffany Studios, are sure to continue and advance the reputation of Toledo’s glass collection and state-of-the-art Glass Pavilion”

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