Glass: Selections from the Collection
Glass, like coats, dresses or shoes, is a time capsule of human invention, art, style and social change. More than 3500 years ago, our ancestors discovered that sand (which consists of silica, soda ash and lime) when heated to very high temperatures becomes molten. In this state it can be shaped and molded as it cools into a solid form. The KSU Museum collection includes excellent examples of glass objects thanks to the generosity of collectors Paul Miller and Jabe Tarter, Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rodgers, Jack W. and Shirley J. Berger, and Barry W. Bradley. In the exhibition, you will see highlights from ancient Roman glass, to art deco perfume bottles, to the beloved Carnival glass.