Unexpected Color: A Journey Through Glass  featuring the Thomas N. Armstrong III Collection of Steuben Glass.

Explore the science, craft, and art of this colorful, early 20th-century glass made by Steuben Glass Works co-founder and designer Frederick Carder. This long-term installation showcases the collection of museum director Thomas N. Armstrong III. Discover how Carder experimented with glassblowing techniques to create vibrant jewel-toned colors, and follow that glass through multiple settings that Armstrong collected and used it in his homes. Carder’s designs were inspired by ancient Roman, Chinese, and Art Nouveau glass, examples of which can be found throughout The Newark Museum of Art galleries, providing a historical and global context for Unexpected Color.

Frederick Carder for Steuben Division, Corning Glass Works, Cluthra vase, 1920‑33. Glass, 15 3/4 x 9 in. (40 x 22.9 cm). Gift of the Thomas N. Armstrong III Family, 2018 | 2018.20.18