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Frantz, Susanne K.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1951 (date of birth)

Susanne K. Frantz is an art historian and curator who specializes in Studio Glass. She received an M.A. in art history from the University of Arizona in 1987 and served as curator of 20th-century glass at The Corning Museum of Glass in New York from 1985 to 1998. She received a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant in 1998 to study Czech glass in the Interwar Period, and she remained in Prague for several years.

Frantz has written a number of exhibition catalogs and books, including _Contemporary Glass: A World Survey_ (1989) and Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass (2008). While at the Corning Museum of Glass, she curated "Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová: A 40-Year Collaboration in Glass" (1994) and co-curated "The Glass Skin: Recent International Sculpture" (1998).

Frantz is a past president of the Glass Art Society and was named an honorary lifetime member in 1997. She is also a former editor of the _Glass Art Society Journal_.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Jaroslav Brychta Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0226
Scope and Contents This small collection consists of three colored pencil and ink drawings by Jaroslav Brychta given to Suzanne K. Frantz by Brychta's daughter, Jaroslava Brychtová. Susanne K. Frantz was a curator at the Corning Museum of Glass. The correspondence from Brychtová to Frantz that accompanied these drawings is also in the collection. Materials are organized alphabetically and by material type. Estimated dates assigned to the drawings are based on the dates assigned to similar drawings by...
Dates: Circa 1950-1996

Erwin Eisch Artwork and Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0225
Scope and Contents This small set of drawings, monoprints, and accompanying correspondence includes thirteen original works of art created for Susanne K. Frantz, a Corning Museum of Glass curator and friend of the artist. Most of them bear a personal dedication to Frantz.

Materials are largely organized chronologically.
Dates: 1992-2002

Susanne K. Frantz Curatorial Files and Personal Papers, 1950-2015

 Series
Identifier: Series 09
Scope and Contents Materials were created and assembled by Susanne K. Frantz, former curator of 20th century glass at the Corning Museum of Glass. Her curatorial activities at the Corning Museum of Glass, other institutions, and as a Fulbright scholar are represented in this collection.

This collection consists of three sub-series:

(1) Correspondence and Research Files, 1950-2015

(2) Exhibitions, Lectures, and Writings, 1985-2011

(3) Miscellaneous Materials, 1988-1998
Dates: 1950-2015