The Philip and Nancy Kotler Glass Collection

John & Mable Ringling Museum

In 2012, collectors Nancy and Philip Kotler made a significant donation of Studio Glass to The Ringling. With this generous donation, The Ringling has embarked on a new collecting focus.  While John Ringling purchased a small but important collection of Roman glass from the first century, The Ringling had not collected Studio Glass, glass which is produced as a fine art medium.  2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass movement in the United States, so the timing of this gift could not be more appropriate. 

The Kotler Collection is comprised of works by many of the leading glass artists in the American and European traditions.  This exhibition will present an overview of the gift and will include works by Nicolas Africano, Silvia Levenson, Peter Hora, and Stanislav Libensky among many others.

This exhibition is a part of The Ringling’s 2013-14 Art of Our Time season supported in part by a grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

Past dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Tuesday, January 7th, 2014, repeated every day until Sunday, June 29, 2014 @ 8:00 am


John & Mable Ringling Museum

5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243


John & Mable Ringling Museum