Shattering Glass, Live Music and New Masterworks Highlight Museum of Glass 10th Anniversary Celebration, July 13 – 14, 2012
Jun 27, 2012, 1:15 p.m.
Museum of Glass announces plans to celebrate its tenth anniversary with two days of festivities including a community party featuring live bands breaking glass and the opening of a new exhibition by maestro Lino Tagliapietra. The events will take place on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14. Admission for the weekend is $10 per person per day (children 12 and under are free).
On Friday, the Museum will be open extended hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Special activities will be held throughout the day, culminating in Shatter Sessions, a concert on the plaza where bands will attempt to shatter wine glasses using only sound. Choripan by Asado and Social Bar & Grill will serve up a selection of street food and assorted beverages, including a new signature Museum of Glass beer from Engine House No. 9 that has been crafted with input from the Hot Shop Team. Fair-style games, including a “shatter box” for breaking glass, will be available for visitors to play. Admission to attend Shatter Sessions is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available for purchase at www.museumofglass.org or at the Museum on July 13 prior to 5 p.m.
On Saturday, the Museum’s 10th Anniversary exhibition, Maestro: Recent Works by Lino Tagliapietra opens. The exhibition showcases 65 glass masterpieces created by Tagliapietra during the past decade (2002-2012). The works demonstrate the artist’s evolution to larger works and use of bolder colors and patterns over his nearly fifty year career. Five large-scale installations, featuring butterflies (Borboleta), vessels (Avventura), boats (Endeavor), seagulls (Gabbiani) and shields (Masai) are central to the exhibition. An artist and member reception celebrating Maestro will be held beginning at 7 p.m.
“We’ve had a fantastic first decade with memorable exhibitions, artist visits and events that have earned the Museum a reputation for being a place of high energy and creative inspiration,” comments executive director Susan Warner. “Our community has been so supportive as we have matured as an organization. I hope many of these supporters will come and celebrate with us.”
Museum of Glass opened its doors to the public to wide acclaim on July 6, 2002, welcoming more than 10,000 visitors during its first weekend and nearly 300,000 visitors during the first year, including guests from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Since then, the Museum has welcomed nearly two million visitors, hosted more than 300 Visiting Artists in the Hot Shop, organized 33 original exhibitions, and built a Permanent Collection of 20th and 21st century glass art.
Museum of Glass 10th Anniversary Celebration Schedule of Events
July 13 – 14, 2012
All events are included with regular Museum admission unless otherwise stated.
Friday, 7 – 10 p.m.
Sponsored by Weekly Volcano and Creature
Featuring Friends and Family, Nolan Garrett, Hot Bodies in Motion, Joy Wants Eternity, Miles Max and Rumble Pack, and Not From Brooklyn
Museum of Glass 10th Anniversary Party. See local bands attempt to shatter glass using only their music. Enjoy food and drinks (including the new signature MOG beer created by Engine House #9) from Choripan by Asado and Social Bar & Grill on the plaza, play fair-style games and participate in hands-on art activities.