Diane Wright

Diane Wright

Norfolk, VA, USA


Diane C. Wright received her MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from Parsons the New School for Design, specializing in glass studies. She has conducted research and lectured on glass for a number of institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Blair House, Washington DC. She served as the Marcia Brady Tucker Senior Curatorial Fellow in the American Decorative Arts Department at the Yale University Art Gallery and worked as an educator at the Corning Museum of Glass where she taught glass history to students of all ages. Ms. Wright has extensively researched the leaded-glass windows and mosaics of Tiffany Studios at churches across the country. Her research presented the first in-depth study of Frederick Wilson, Louis C. Tiffany’s most prolific window designer and head of the ecclesiastic department at Tiffany Studios. She co-curated the exhibition, “Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion,” at the Museum of Biblical Art, New York and contributed an essay for the accompanying catalogue. She also recently co-curated, “Wheaton Glass: the Art of the Fellowship,” American Museum of Glass at WheatonArts, Millville, New Jersey. Ms. Wright has taught courses on the history of glass at the Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons the New School for Design, and George Mason University and has written on glass for Modern Magazine, GLASS: the UrbanGlass Quarterly, the Journal of Glass Studies, and the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin. She also contributed to A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920 – 1950 and Eye on a Century: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery. Ms. Wright recently worked as the marketing and communications manager at Pilchuck Glass School. She began a new position as the Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art in March 2014.


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Chrysler Museum of Art, Curator of Glass
1140 Rockbridge Avenue
One Museum Place
Norfolk, VA 23508