SHATTERING THE GLASS CEILING: WOMEN & THEIR EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO CONTEMPORARY GLASS ART
In honor of Women’s History month, we are focusing on women and their extraordinary contributions to shattering the glass ceiling of the contemporary studio glass movement. Here at Imagine Museum, we live, eat and breathe contemporary glass art, but rarely do we discuss the glass ceiling of our industry. Today & Yesteryear When we think of the history of glassmaking,
IMAGINE MUSEUM’S 5th ANNIVERSARY FIRE & LIGHT CELEBRATION LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT WITH SPARKLING SUCCESS!
Whether you frequently socialize with world-renowned artists or you can only dream of doing so, Imagine Museum’s 5th Anniversary Fire & Light Celebration was a night to remember. Here at Imagine, we are all very knowledgeable about the artists we represent and their pieces in our collection, but it’s not every day that we brush shoulders and share life experiences
“FLOATING WORLD” BY KAREN LAMONTE
Imagine Museum opened its doors in 2018 for the first time to the public. In 2019, one of the first exhibitions we installed was “Floating World” by Karen LaMonte. Almost immediately after this opening, the pandemic hit, impacting attendance and the ability of many people to take in this phenomenal group of sculptures. In the fall of 2022, we decided
CHILDREN IN CONTEMPORARY GLASS ART MUSEUM…..GOOD IDEA?
ABSOLUTELY, YES!!! Many times I get asked the question, is it a good idea to bring children in Contemporary Glass Art Museum? Can families, school tours, after school programs visit the Museum? My answer is always a resounding YES!! In fact, just in terms of touching the works of art, adults are far guiltier of that quick touch than the
FLORIDA: IN TRANSFORMATION
A “Call to Artist” Exhibit at Imagine Museum in St Petersburg, Florida In late 2021, Imagine Museum hosted a Florida “call to artists” with the theme “Florida: In Transformation”. We invited contemporary glass artists to submit local artworks that communicated their narrative or influences taken from the state that only glass and its profound qualities can capture. We focused on
“BLUE MADONNA” BY GOTTFRIED HELNWEIN AND TRISH DUGGAN
It’s not often that internationally recognized contemporary artists such as Gottfried Helnwein visits St Petersburg, FL. However, we at Imagine Museum are very fortunate of the friendship between our Founder, Trish Duggan and Gottfried Helnwein that brings him to the area, and specifically Imagine Museum. It was during 2019 and 2020, these two friends determined to collaborate on an installation