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explore glass art

Take an immersive journey through our collection of contemporary art glass masterpieces that bring intricate shapes to life and magically transforms color and light. Our glass Museum showcases major works of contemporary American and International art by founding and leading artists in the field of studio glass and art expression. 

Martin Blank
Martin Blank
Golden Bloom
(Cast Glass)
Petr Hora Sculpted Blown Glass
Petr Hora
Juno
(Cast Glass)
Bertil Vallien Janus Head Series
Bertil Vallien
Janus Head Series
(Sand Cast Glass)

PETER BREMERS EXHIBIT

Experience the beauty of life through Bremers’ glass expressions!

PETER BREMERS EXHIBIT

Experience the beauty of life through Bremers’ glass expressions!

OP ART/glass

View how 45 global artists explore optical effects using glass!

OP ART/glass

View how 45 global artists explore optical effects using glass!

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YOUR SAFETY

Our priority is to provide a safe environment for our visitors to have an uplifting experience at Imagine Museum. We follow all recommended CDC guidelines to ensure a stress-free environment when appreciating our collection of outstanding glass art.  

tour directory of the Glass Museum

Discover the magic of glass, where it comes from, how the art is created, the Studio Glass Movement, and the contemporary artists who have taken this medium and turned it into a mission of inspiration, innovation and creativity. Are you looking for things to do in Tampa Bay? Visit our Imagine Museum of glass and Experience Glass Art like never before. There’s a guided tour for every area of interest regarding the collection at IM and the amazing properties of glass. Book your tour today!

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YOUR SAFETY

Our priority is to protect our visitors and staff, and we are making significant preparations to ensure a safe, clean and healthy environment for you and our community.

SPECIALTY TOURS

We have planned several Specialty Tours to provide you and up to five additional guests with unique experiences, as well as control of your time and safety at the museum.

Glass Art has the Power to Inspire, Uplift and Educate.

When you visit museums in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay Area, in Florida, take an evocative journey through Imagine Museum, a one-of-a-kind glass art museum featuring a comprehensive collection from the American and International contemporary glass art movements. During your visit, you may explore over 500 glass art masterpieces, all dramatically lit to transport you into a world of beauty, mystery and mastery in our 34,000 square foot gallery space. Our displays are part of a 1500-piece preeminent collection from internationally recognized artists who work in the glass medium. From the early works of the American Studio Glass Movement and the first pioneer, Harvey Littleton, to those he influenced in the early 1960s to drive the movement forward, and on to the current works from the hottest artists around the world working in glass today, you will find startling works with an extraordinary diversity of materials, techniques and intent. Swipe >
Delight in the glass blowing technique of Lino Tagliapietra from Murano… See how Czech artist, Petr Hora, has perfected glass casting techniques… Get transported by the ethereal, mystical works created by master artist, Bertil Vallien, with his groundbreaking sandcasting techniques… Explore the varying techniques of contemporary U.S. women artists who are blazing a trail in glass art…

Discover “Becoming…” an installation that challenges your imagination and how you think about transformation in science, nature and art.. And finally, visit our Imagine Museum Gift Store to find one-of-a-kind beautiful glass pieces to take home with you. Imagine Museum is unlike any art museum you will encounter. As you walk through the galleries of our museum, we hope to inspire, uplift and educate you in the seemingly impossible, yet magical ways that only glass can evoke when paired with an artist's creativity.
“I became interested in making female figurations of night….I wanted to wrap the female figure in dusk, exploring both beauty and darkness.”
Karen LaMonte

discover

For 2021, Imagine Museum has reimagined special tours — including a very fun family tour — for all to meander through our contemporary glass museum in a safe and clean environment. Experience the uplifting joy of our collection and find wonder in the passion and creativity of master glass artists from around the world.

discover

For 2021, Imagine Museum has reimagined special tours — including a very fun family tour — for all to meander through our contemporary glass museum in a safe and clean environment. Experience the uplifting joy of our collection and find wonder in the passion and creativity of master glass artists from around the world.

SHOP

Find unique gifts for any occasion at our Glass Museum Shop. From one-of-a-kind glass jewelry and chic home glass accessories to fun, educational gifts for children, we have creative gift ideas for everyone in your life.

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SHOP

Find unique gifts for any occasion at our Museum Store. From one-of-a-kind glass jewelry and chic home glass accessories to fun, educational gifts for children, we have creative gift ideas for everyone in your life.

Imagine Museum Retail, Vines Art (1)
Host Experience

host an experience

Plan a corporate event, celebrate a life milestone or simply host a private get-together at Imagine Museum. Set against a unique backdrop of contemporary glass masterpieces by highly influential artists from around the world, we will help you plan a non-traditional, inspirational experience for your guests to remember long after the event. Celebrate the most special event at one of the most  special museums in Tampa and St. Petersburg.

Host Experience

host an experience

Plan a corporate event, celebrate a life milestone or simply host a private get-together at Imagine Museum. Set against a unique backdrop of glass masterpieces by highly influential artists from around the world, we will help you plan a non-traditional, inspirational experience for your guests to remember long after the event.

About Imagine Museum Glass Art

We have created educational tours about our collection of contemporary glass art as well as engaging and fun tours for the entire family. Through 2021 we will be offering “zoom” talks with our artists for our general audience and private tours of current and opening exhibitions for our members and special groups.

The contemporary glass art movement engages artists from all over the world. The Imagine Museum collection includes over 240 artists, representing 20 countries.

As you walk through the Imagine Museum, you will be able to enjoy over 400 pieces of museum quality contemporary glass art. The beauty, the creativity, and the technical skill of artists choosing to work with the material of glass will amaze and delight you. Our goal is to inspire, uplift and educate you about the amazing attributes of such a simple material, and how artists take this material to a majestic state of transcendence.  

During the 1960s in America, artists began to experiment with the material of glass outside of the factory settings and inside their own studios. They experimented, invented, and innovated unique ways to heat, bend, pour, cast, and mold glass particles to create sculptures never before imagined in the material of glass. The Imagine Museum is one of the first museums in the United States solely focused on the contemporary glass art movement, and sharing the virtuosity of the artists who established this movement and those working within the movement today.

HOURS & TICKETS

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: Noon – 5 pm