1:00PM - 3:00PM
Saturday, January 28, 1-3 p.m. | UPTOWN
Join Toledo Art Museum Curator of Glass and Decorative Arts Jutta-Annette Page, the Mint's Curator of Craft, Design and Fashion Annie Carlano, and exhibition artists Laura Donefer, Sibylle Peretti, and April Surgent, to learn more about the achievements of women working in glass. Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists from the Toledo Museum of Art is the first American art museum exhibition to look at the many achievements of women working with glass, from the male-dominated Studio Glass Movement of the 1960s to 21st-century installations and mixed media works that illustrate the porous boundaries between art, craft, and design. Drawn entirely from the collection of the Toledo Art Museum’s Glass Pavilion, the exhibition features several recent acquisitions that are debuting in Charlotte.
It’s all about the glass at Mint Museum Uptown, where visitors can see a free glassblowing demonstration from the Nomadic Glass mobile glass studio of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, on Levine Avenue from 11 a.m.-4 p.m (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO). Visitors can also see the galleries before attending a curators’ conversation on the exhibition Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists from the Toledo Museum of Art from 1-3 p.m., hearing from co-curators Annie Carlano of The Mint Museum and Jutta-Annette Page of the Toledo Museum of Art, along with three of the exhibition’s artists.
ALSO OCCURRING THIS DAY: ASC Connect with Culture Day (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)
AT MINT MUSEUM RANDOLPH: Visitors can experience world-class collections of British ceramics, North Carolina pottery, Art of the Ancient Americas, and the powerfully moving special exhibition Leo Twiggs: Requiem for Mother Emanuel, conceived in response to the tragic events in Charleston in 2015. Visitor note: A FREE shuttle will connect the two locations of the Mint throughout the day.
Image credit: Emily Brock, Deli, 1999, fused, slumped, flame-worked glass, metal. Toledo Museum of Art, Gift of Jean Duston, 2016.