Patra Passage

Patra Passage

February 14 - May 10, 2015

The Patra Passage suggests that the experience of an object, especially as it connects one person to another, is as important as its physical attributes. In our age of consumerism and consumption, we are all too accustomed to view works of art as commodities (especially in the West) and need to be reminded that one of the essential purposes of art is to provide a sense of cultural connection to community. For Patra Passage, artist Lynda Lowe created 108 small vessels which have been exchanged between people around the world and are now returning to the Museum in an exhibition examining gift exchange, community and spirit. The project's interactive website is www.patrapassage.com.


Chihuly Drawing

Chihuly Drawings

March 1 - June 30, 2015

The Museum of Glass is proud to present Chihuly Drawings. This new exhibition, organized across mediums—graphite, charcoal, and acrylic—will show work that directly represents the energy behind Dale Chihuly’s artistic process. He describes this energy as “spontaneous, fast, immediate,” and this thirty-five-year survey of over 180 drawings conveys this immediacy as never seen before. The excitement of Chihuly’s two-dimensional work is in its unpredictability and organic expressiveness—the same elements that distinguish the artist’s signature work in glass.

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Shirley Klinghoffer

Shirley Klinghoffer - CRT Revisited

May 23 - October 11, 2015

Shirley Klinghoffer: CRT Revisited is an exhibition, opening at Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington, on May 23, 2015, that features the work of artist Shirley Klinghoffer. For many decades, Klinghoffer has explored life situations, particularly women's issues, through her work. The artwork in her CRT series was inspired by hospital forms used to support women's bodies during radiation therapy. With sensitivity and discipline, she has transformed these hospital forms into molds over which she has melted "skins" of glass that freeze a moment of extreme vulnerability. This was accomplished through a special glass technique called "slumping", a process where the pull of gravity impacts the formation of these bodily connected sculptures.

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Upcoming exhibitions also include:

  • Joe Rossano: Vanity March 10 - August 30, 2015 
  • Chihuly's Venetians: The George R. Stroemple Collection July 2015 - January 2016
  • Leaps & Bounds: Contemporary Glass Art from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong May 2016 - January 2017
  • Linda MacNeil May 2016 - January 2017
  • Under the Sea May 2016 - February 2017
  • Sarah Young/Tyler Budge February - September 2017
  • Complementary Contrasts: The Glass and Steel Sculptures of Albert Paley March - November 2017

Photo credits:

1. Photo courtesy of Lynda Lowe.
2. Dale Chihuly (American, born 1941); Basket Drawing, 2013; 30 x 22 inches; Courtesy of the artist; Photo courtesy of the artist.
3. Photo courtesy of Shirley Klinghoffer.

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