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Fleischer Glass Collection at Morris Museum of Art, Augusta

Basket Set, Dale Chihuly, 1993; my favorite American glass artist is probably also the most prolific and best marketer; his was the only work here by anyone with major name recognition

Basket Set, Dale Chihuly, 1993; my favorite American glass artist is probably also the most prolific and best marketer; his was the only work here by anyone with major name recognition

Mechanical Jazz, Concetta Mason, 1989; the studio art glass collection at the museum was donated by Eugene Fleischer who especially admired work from the Penland School of Craft in NW NC

Mechanical Jazz, Concetta Mason, 1989; the studio art glass collection at the museum was donated by Eugene Fleischer who especially admired work from the Penland School of Craft in NW NC

Bags in a Bag, John Littleton and Kate Vogel, 1982; this pair graduated from the University of Wisconsin and taught at the Penland School in NC; it would be interesting to see the production process

Bags in a Bag, John Littleton and Kate Vogel, 1982; this pair graduated from the University of Wisconsin and taught at the Penland School in NC; it would be interesting to see the production process

Passion Okra Johnson, Stephen Rolfe Powell, 1990; I loved the colors in this piece but wonder where the name came from; admission to the Morris Museum of Art is only $5 with the studio art glass collection being just one large gallery

Passion Okra Johnson, Stephen Rolfe Powell, 1990; I loved the colors in this piece but wonder where the name came from; admission to the Morris Museum of Art is only $5 with the studio art glass collection being just one large gallery

Bowl (Migration series), Chuck Boux, 2015; we saw some of his work across the street from the Chihuly Collection in St. Petersburg, FL; his work is on display at the Imagine Museum there as well

Bowl (Migration series), Chuck Boux, 2015; we saw some of his work across the street from the Chihuly Collection in St. Petersburg, FL; his work is on display at the Imagine Museum there as well

Intoxication Lurid Sipper, Stephen Rolfe Powell and John Miller, 2010; the Fleischer collection opened at the museum in 2019; Fleischer donated 200  pieces with about 50 being on display at any one time

Intoxication Lurid Sipper, Stephen Rolfe Powell and John Miller, 2010; the Fleischer collection opened at the museum in 2019; Fleischer donated 200+ pieces with about 50 being on display at any one time

Tulip Vase, Tommie Rush, 2015; a Southerner, like most of the artists featured here, Rush graduated from the University of Tennessee; her vases retail for $2000-$4000

Tulip Vase, Tommie Rush, 2015; a Southerner, like most of the artists featured here, Rush graduated from the University of Tennessee; her vases retail for $2000-$4000

Vase, Duncan McClellan, undated; this artist has a gallery in St. Petersburg FL; due to the expensive infrastructure required, glass artists tend to be based in just a handful of US locations

Vase, Duncan McClellan, undated; this artist has a gallery in St. Petersburg FL; due to the expensive infrastructure required, glass artists tend to be based in just a handful of US locations

Snake River Shelter, Brent Kee Young, 2014; this beautifully, intricate piece with clear glass didn't lend itself well to a photo; it looked incredibly fragile which is ironic since it's a shelter

Snake River Shelter, Brent Kee Young, 2014; this beautifully, intricate piece with clear glass didn't lend itself well to a photo; it looked incredibly fragile which is ironic since it's a shelter

Neptune Whirlwind, David Goldhagen, 2007; Eugene Fleischer was born in 1921, just one month after his parents arrived in the US from Hungary; he and his wife were married for 72 years, the last 40 in Augusta

Neptune Whirlwind, David Goldhagen, 2007; Eugene Fleischer was born in 1921, just one month after his parents arrived in the US from Hungary; he and his wife were married for 72 years, the last 40 in Augusta

Vase, Jonathan Poirier, 2014; Eugene Fleischer became wealthy as a developer in South Florida in the 1950s and 60s; he semi-retired to Augusta in 1974 where he lived until his death at 97 in 2018

Vase, Jonathan Poirier, 2014; Eugene Fleischer became wealthy as a developer in South Florida in the 1950s and 60s; he semi-retired to Augusta in 1974 where he lived until his death at 97 in 2018

Deep Sea Glass, Catherine Rahn, 1998; some of her pieces sell for just a few hundred dollars which makes it seem like thriving as a studio glass artist would be quite challenging

Deep Sea Glass, Catherine Rahn, 1998; some of her pieces sell for just a few hundred dollars which makes it seem like thriving as a studio glass artist would be quite challenging

Vase, Kent Forrest Ipsen, 1973; the artist studied with Harvey Littleton before going on to found the glass program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond

Vase, Kent Forrest Ipsen, 1973; the artist studied with Harvey Littleton before going on to found the glass program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond

Girl with Golden Hair, Stan Floate, undated; Fleischer preferred to collect unique studio art glass pieces and often got to know the individual artists

Girl with Golden Hair, Stan Floate, undated; Fleischer preferred to collect unique studio art glass pieces and often got to know the individual artists

Untitled, Marvin Lipofsky, 1977; the artist received his masters degree from the University of Wisconsin where he studied under the father of American studio art glass Harvey Littleton

Untitled, Marvin Lipofsky, 1977; the artist received his masters degree from the University of Wisconsin where he studied under the father of American studio art glass Harvey Littleton

Steel Aqua Point, Alex Gabriel Bernstein, 2015; a NC native, this Asheville artist illustrates the diversity of the pieces in the collection; it was nice to see a variety of forms instead of the usual vases

Steel Aqua Point, Alex Gabriel Bernstein, 2015; a NC native, this Asheville artist illustrates the diversity of the pieces in the collection; it was nice to see a variety of forms instead of the usual vases

Cosmo, Lino Tagliapietra, 1992; as a teacher and mentor, Tagliapietra has played a key role in the international exchange of glassblowing processes and techniques between the principal American centers and his native Murano, Italy

Cosmo, Lino Tagliapietra, 1992; as a teacher and mentor, Tagliapietra has played a key role in the international exchange of glassblowing processes and techniques between the principal American centers and his native Murano, Italy

Calare, Toots Zynsky, 2014; this artist (what a name!) studied with Dale Chihuly at the Rhode Island School of Design as well as at the famous Pilchuck Glass School outside of Seattle

Calare, Toots Zynsky, 2014; this artist (what a name!) studied with Dale Chihuly at the Rhode Island School of Design as well as at the famous Pilchuck Glass School outside of Seattle

Spectral Wonder, Jon Kuhn, 1992; I'd love to know how this piece was made; the collection has no pieces of factory art (ie pieces made by Tiffany, Lalique or Steuben)

Spectral Wonder, Jon Kuhn, 1992; I'd love to know how this piece was made; the collection has no pieces of factory art (ie pieces made by Tiffany, Lalique or Steuben)

Exhausted Tawdry Buns, Stephen Rolfe Powell, 2000; the artist is primarily known for his elaborately colored three-foot glass vessels incorporating murrine; the museum is on Augusta's Riverwalk (basically a nice levee on the Savannah River)

Exhausted Tawdry Buns, Stephen Rolfe Powell, 2000; the artist is primarily known for his elaborately colored three-foot glass vessels incorporating murrine; the museum is on Augusta's Riverwalk (basically a nice levee on the Savannah River)

Whopper Vase, Dante Marioni, 1990; visiting the Morris Museum of Art was one of the primary reasons for the visit to Augusta; the city is just an hour SW of much nicer Columbia SC

Whopper Vase, Dante Marioni, 1990; visiting the Morris Museum of Art was one of the primary reasons for the visit to Augusta; the city is just an hour SW of much nicer Columbia SC

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