THE GLASS AGE: TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD

The United Nations has designated 2022 as the
“International Year of Glass”.

Our theme for 2022 is “The Glass Age: Transforming our World” which highlights the history, the inventions and the wonders that glass has to offer through inspiring and uplifting creations by contemporary artists.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate with peers around the world how glass continues to transform our society through artistic endeavors, technology and the sciences

SPECIAL 2-DAY TOUR + AWARD RECEPTION

In collaboration with Habitat Galleries, experience special curated exhibits, artist talks and live demonstrations. Tour package includes 'Artist of the Future' Reception.

Thursday, January 27 - Saturday, January 29
Members: $187 Non-Members: $225

ABOUT THE GLASS AGE:

TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD

Glass has extended our vision; not just down to the invisible world of cells and microbes, or the global connectivity of our smart phones, but all the way back to the early days of the universe. Glass started out as trinkets and empty vessels. A few thousand years later, it has become our time machine as we explore the far reaches of our cosmos to understand our past and providing opportunities to create our future.

Imagine Museum features the inspiring, uplifting, and educational characteristics of contemporary glass art through the collection of the Trish Joy Foundation.

The museum showcases the spirit of experimentation, innovation and historic relevance from the mid-20th century American Studio Glass Movement to the current international influence and exchange of artists from around the world. 

ART

Explore and comprehend the transcendent nature of Glass on Contemporary ART.

Vladimira Klumpar
Red Tower
(Cast Glass)

HISTORY

Understand the remarkable HISTORY of Glass and its role in advancing civilization.

David Huchthausen
Memory Chamber
(Cut and Polished Glass)

TECHNOLOGY

Appreciate the unparalleled TECHNOLOGY and versatility of Glass that continues to propel communication and invention forward.

Tim Tate
Winged Radiance
(Steel, Cast Glass, LEDs,
Mirrors)

sPECIAL TOUR OPPORTUNITY IN COLLABORATION WITH HABATAT GALLERIES, MICHIGAN

Space is Limited
Members – $187.00 Non-Members – $225

Thursday, January 27

2:00 pm

Depart from Imagine Museum’s parking lot in a deluxe mini bus to Sarasota, Florida.

3:00 – 4:00 pm

View two curated exhibits from Habatat Galleries at the Ringling College of Art and Design Campus “Sound Stage A”.

Aquatica: Glass Beneath the Waves
Beyond the Ceiling – Women of Studio Glass

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Experience a panel discussion of the artists who are represented in the “Beyond the Ceiling – Women in Studio Glass” moderated by Ferdinand Hampson, founder of Habatat Galleries. 

5:00 pm

Bus departs Sarasota back to Imagine Museum. 

Friday, January 28 

10:00 pm

Bus departs Imagine Museum’s parking lot to Sarasota, Florida 

11:00 -12:00 pm

Basch Gallery Tour 

The Ringling College of Art and Design Basch Gallery features a special exhibit curated by Barbara and Richard Basch entitled “A Few of My Favorite Things – Part 2”. 

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Artist Talk: Martin Blank 

12:45 – 2:30 pm

Lunch and Glass Demonstration by Shelley Muzylowski Allen

A true treat to have artist Shelley Muzylowski Allen provide a demonstration at the Ringling College of Art and Design’s glass blowing facility. A box lunch will be provided.

2:30 pm

Depart Ringling College campus for Imagine Museum’s parking lot.

Saturday, January 29 

6:00 – 8:30 pm

The Glass Age: A Celebration featuring Martin Blank 

Engage, Enjoy, and Experience Martin Blank’s tour de force installation “If a River Could Tell a Story” and other new works as he is awarded the Imagine Museum’s ‘Artist of the Future’. Fabulous art, cocktails,  exquisite food, and entertainment will delight all of your senses. 

HOURS & TICKETS

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: Noon – 5 pm