William Warmus

                     Photo by Tim Tate

William Warmus is a curator,

critic and appraiser specializing

in transparent media like glass.

The New York Times profiled him as a Stylemaker because the exhibitions he has curated have influenced taste, while the University of Chicago magazine described him as a classical modernist. He is the author or coauthor of twenty books including biographies of Tiffany, Lalique, and Chihuly, and exhibitions he has curated have been shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. As advisor to the estate of the critic Clement Greenberg, Warmus engineered the acquisition of his art collection, including important works by Pollock, Noland, Frankenthaler and Caro, by the Portland Art Museum in Oregon.

Curatorial Projects

In 2020 Warmus curated

“Venice and American Studio Glass”

with Tina Oldknow at the

Stanze del Vetro Museum in Venice,

exploring the profound impact of

Venice on American Studio Glass artists,

beginning in the 1960s

The New York Times profiled him as a Stylemaker because the exhibitions he has curated have influenced taste, while the University of Chicago magazine described him as a classical modernist. He is the author or coauthor of twenty books including biographies of Tiffany, Lalique, and Chihuly, and exhibitions he has curated have been shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. As advisor to the estate of the critic Clement Greenberg, Warmus engineered the acquisition of his art collection, including important works by Pollock, Noland, Frankenthaler and Caro, by the Portland Art Museum in Oregon.