'Erebus' Op Art glass sculpture designed by Victor Vasarely, France, for Rosenthal, Germany, 1982. Barry Willoughby Bequest, 2018

A Brilliant Gift: The Barry Willoughby Bequest

Exhibition

Bequests have played a major part in the development of the Museum’s collection. This display celebrates the life and collecting passions of Barry Willoughby. A valued patron and friend of MAAS, in his will Willoughby left the Museum many objects and funds for acquisitions. Reflecting his particular passion for 20th century glass, this display includes Australian studio glass of the 1980s, French art deco vases by René Lalique and examples of Italian, French and English modernism.

Featured above is the ‘Erebus’ Op Art glass sculpture designed by Victor Vasarely, France, for Rosenthal, Germany, 1982. Barry Willoughby Bequest, 2018.

Read more about the ‘Erebus’ glass sculpture by Victor Vasarely here.

Tickets

Now open, free of charge

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  • To visit the museum, simply arrive at the main entrance between 10am – 4.30pm and scan our QR to register for FREE entry
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