Tuesday March 22, 2016 | by

OPENING: To celebrate 10th anniversary of the TMA Glass Pavilion, a survey show

To celebrate that 10th year since its Glass Pavilion opened, the Toledo Museum of Art will survey Studio Glass with a new exhibit opening in April. "Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections" will be on view in the exhibition gallery of the Glass Pavilion from April 15th through September 18th, 2016, and will feature work from North American, Asian, Australian, and European artists. Since it opened in 2006, the 74,000-square-foot Glass Pavilion has housed not only glass exhibitions, but artist studios, demonstration areas, and special museum events. The new building across the street from the historic art museum was ground-breaking in its use of glass not only for exterior walls, but for interior walls as well. Designed by the Pritzker-Prize winning architecture firm of SANAA, Ltd., the unique structure was chosen for its light imprint on the park it occupies, as well as an architectural marvel that celebrates a material so connected to the institution founded in 1901 by industrial glass magnate Edward Drummond Libbey, whose Libbey corporation continues to operate in the city of Toledo.

Central to the exhibition will be the museum’s role in the American Studio Glass movement. Accordingly, Harvey Littleton’s work will be represented. Littleton seminal glass workshops, which took place in a garage on the museum grounds in 1962, layed the groundwork for TMA to create the first museum facilitity dedicated to teaching glass.

Other featured artists will include Joyce Scott, Nicholas Africano, Tom Moore, Kimiake Higuchi, Preston Singletary, Debora Moore, Tobias Møhl and more. The exhibit will be arranged by thematic groupings: human figures, animals, plants, landscapes, vessel forms, the spirit world, abstract forms, and space. 


"Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections"
April 15 - September 18, 2016
Toledo Museum of Art, Glass Pavilion
2445 Monroe Street
Toledo, Ohio 43620
Tel: 419.255.8000

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.