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Ralph Foster Museum to open “A Timeless Hue: The Willis Glassware Collection” Exhibit

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The College of the Ozarks will feature “A Timeless Hue: The Willis Glassware Collection” in the Ralph Foster Museum. The display begins Wednesday, March 22, and will stay through the fall term. Viewers can observe the collection Tuesday through Saturday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The exhibit title, "A Timeless Hue: The Willis Glassware Collection," details black as a tint timeless to artists. They have produced works in this hue for centuries. It is often debated as to whether black is a shade or a color based off light or absence thereof. Exploring this collection, viewers will discover the differences between three styles of black glassware: depression glass, black amethyst glass, and rare black glass.

“I find that the black glassware is intriguing,” said Annette Sain, director of the Ralph Foster Museum, “whether it is depression glass, black amethyst, or rare black glass, each piece is a discovery.”

“The Willis family, proud supporters of College of the Ozarks, donated their collection of black glassware they had been acquiring for over the past 30 years,” said Kiley Hutcheson, director of retail operations. “We are proud to honor them by showcasing the pieces which we have obtained.”

Ralph Foster Museum

The Ralph Foster Museum is located on the campus of College of the Ozarks and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The charge of admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and group rates, $5 for veterans, and free to high school and under.

To contact the museum directly, call (417) 690-3407.

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