Betty's Big Night, from the Kitchen Dreams series

Ricky Bernstein (American, b.1952)2012

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

The main character in this work is Betty, a 1950's housewife aspiring to win her husband's office party contest by creating a fantastic balancing act. The balancing act creates a perfect metaphor for the roles, expectations and aspirations of women in the 1950's, as seen by the artist.

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  • Title: Betty's Big Night, from the Kitchen Dreams series
  • Creator: Ricky Bernstein (American, b.1952)
  • Date: 2012, 2012
  • Physical Dimensions: h97 x w133 x d18 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
  • Medium: Blown, sandblasted and painted glass, colored pencil, aluminum, mixed media
  • Object ID: GL 2012.6.150 a-f
  • Credit Line: Partial gift of Ricky Bernstein and museum purchase with funds from Ron Abramson, Carl and Elizabeth (Betty) Pforzheimer, Solomon (Sonny) and Gloria Kamm, David and Monica Bernstein, Sheldon Bruce Palley, Peter Zandan, Mariah Riess, Warren and Margot Coville (Trico Foundation), Ann Rollins, Alan and Barbara Boroff, Henry and Linda Wasserstein, Bonita (Bonnie) Marx, Julia Mueller, John and Liane Butitta, and Chris Rifkin

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