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This calendar primarily lists non-profit events. As a result, gallery events are not listed. However, highly unusual gallery events or special glass events held by galleries that do not usually show glass (and therefore are not linked from our links pages) are included on this page.

Alan J. Poole, of Dan Klein Associates in London, distributes (in e-mail newsletter form) an extensive list of exhibitions and other events and activities involving British and Irish contemporary glass artists. For those planning a visit to Great Britain, Australia, or New Zealand, a look at this list will provide a lot of information about glass-related events. Mr. Poole has granted permission for us to post a pdf version of his newsletter. Click here to download the current issue. It is also available in Microsoft Word format at the Dan Klein Associates website. Anyone interested in receiving the newsletter on a regular basis may contact Mr. Poole at

An excellent calendar of glass events is maintained by the Corning Museum of Glass. See it at

The AACG grantee box placed next to an event indicates that partial support for the event has been provided by an AACG grant.

Opening, Closing or Continuing During October 2016

(in order of closing date)
Hot Glass. Exhibition, culminating in auction and gala. The Arts Commission. Toledo 20 Oct OH
HUSH.ex: Megan Biddle, Amber Cowan, Jessica Jane Julius, Sharyn O'Mara. River House Arts. Toledo 22 Oct OH
Difference Between Jelly & Jam: works by Bowling Green State University alumni, faculty, students and friends. Parkwood Gallery in the Arts Commission. Toledo 22 Oct OH
#BeTheCurator. Most liked pieces in museum collection selected by visitors to museum and online. Museum of Glass. Tacoma 23 Oct WA
Light + Form New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass Conference 2016. Auckland 21 - 24 Oct New Zealand
2016 Gathering: Contemporary Glass from the HeartlandAtrium Gallery at Ball State University. Muncie 28 Oct IN
North Lands: A Portrait At 20. North Lands Creative Glass 20th Anniversary Exhibition. Dovecot Gallery. Dovecot Studios. Edinburgh 29 Oct Scotland
Paper & Glass. Firelands Association for the Visual Arts. Oberlin 30 Oct OH
Fresh Glass. Canberra Glassworks 30 Oct Australia
GlasshausXIGallery at Parndon Mill. Harlow, Essex 30 Oct England
Chihuly in the Garden. Atlanta Botanical Garden 30 Oct GA
River, Stream, Tap; recent work by Barrie KaufmanPittsburgh Center for the Arts 30 Oct PA
The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016. Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture.  Kanazawa 19 - 31 Oct Japan
In Search of the Light of the World: International Panorama of Contemporary Stained Glass. International Stained Glass Centre. Chartres 31 Oct France
Nancy Cohen: Hackensack DreamingUrbanGlass studio. Brooklyn 05 Nov NY
ReflectionSalisbury Cathedral. Salisbury 06 Nov England
European Glass Context 2016: curated exhibition. Bornholm Art Museum. Gudhjem, Bornholm 13 Nov Denmark
European Glass Context 2016Grønbechs Gaard. Hasle, Bornholm 13 Nov Denmark
Stanislav Libenský Award Competition ExhibitionDOX Centre For Contemporary Arts. Prague 14 Nov Czech Republic
Light + FormNew Zealand Society of Artists in Glass members exhibition. TSB Bank Wallace Arts Center. Auckland 21 Oct - 15 Nov New Zealand
GlaserotikaGalerie Am Museum Eisch Atelier. Frauenau 26 Nov Germany
Pioneering Western MassachusettsFuller Craft Museum. Brockton 27 Nov MA
Corps À Corps (Body Glass). Inculding Ricky Bernstein, Mark Bokesch-Parsons, Clifford Rainey and David Reekie. Musée Du Verre De Conches. Conches-En-Ouche 27 Nov France
Lou Lynn: Common/unCommon. Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. Waterloo, Ontario 31 Dec Canada
Ione Thorkelsson: A Natural History of Utopias. Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. Waterloo, Ontario 31 Dec Canada
The Artistry of Rick Ayotte: Selections from the Gordon Park Collection. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. Neenah 31 Dec WI
ChihulyRoyal Ontario Museum. Toronto, Ontario 01 Jan, 2017 Canada
Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman. Jewish Museum Milwaukee 08 Jan 2017 WI
Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016 including Norwood Viviano. Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery. Washington 08 Jan 2017 DC
James Watkins: ReminiscenceNewport Art Museum 08 Jan 2017 RI
Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Models of Leopold and Rudolf BlaschkaCorning Museum of Glass 08 Jan, 2017 NY
CRAFTTEXAS 2016Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 08 Jan 2017 TX
David Huchthausen: A Retrospective SelectionMuseum of Glass. Tacoma 08 Jan 2017 WA
Sisters of the Moon: Art & the Feminine Dimension - includes work by Laura Donefer. KMAC Museum. Louisville 08 Jan 2017 KY
Mapping Denmark II: LuftkraftGlasmuseet Ebeltoft. Ebeltoft 15 Jan 2017 Denmark
Dissolution: first time collaborative exhibition by Pittsburgh artists Seth Clark and Jason Forck. Pittsburgh Glass Center 16 Jan 2017 PA
Kasàlà: Ito Laïla Le François. Espace Verre. Montreal 20 Oct - 29 Jan 2017 Canada
Stanislav Libensky/Jaroslava BrychtovaToyama Glass Art Museum 05 Feb 2017 Japan
Bending Brilliance: Contemporary Light Works in Neon and PlasmaBergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. Neenah    19 Feb 2017 WI
Fired Up: Women in GlassMint Museum UPTOWN at Levine Center for the Arts. Charlotte 22 Oct - 26 Feb 2017 NC
Interior Voices - Sylvia Levenson. National Glass Centre. Sunderland 22 Oct - 05 Mar 2017 England
Look! Glass.Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. The Hague 12 Mar 2017 Netherlands
Great Danes: Danish Glass from Modern Factory Design to Contemporary Art. GlazenHuis. Lommel 17 Apr 2017 Belgium
The Beauty of a Shared Passion: Highlights from the Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection. Tacoma Art Museum 23 Apr 2017 WA
Hidden - But Not ForgottenGlasmuseet Ebeltoft. Ebeltoft 28 May 2017 Denmark
Art Deco Glass from the Huchthausen CollectionMuseum of Glass. Tacoma September 2017 WA
Into the Deep. Museum of Glass. Tacoma Sept 2017 WA
Transparent FemininityNational Glass Centre. Sunderland 22 Oct - 05 Oct 2017 England


Opening in November 2016

Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester DamianosWestmoreland Museum of American Art. Greensburg 05 Nov - 05 Feb 2017 PA
Joanna Bone: In DepthCanberra Glassworks 9 Nov - 15 Jan 2017 Australia
Light + FormNew Zealand Society of Artists in Glass members exhibition. Wallace Gallery. Morrinsville 16 Nov - 11 Dec New Zealand
The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016 in NotojimaNotojima Glass Art Museum. Kanazawa  Late Nov - late Jan Japan


And on into the future ...

Event (in order of opening date) 
International Glass Art Biennial.  Cultural Community Center. Haacht Dec 3 - 11 Belgium
Linda MacNeil: Jewels of Glass. Museum of Glass. Tacoma 21 Jan - 01 Oct 2017 WA
Ispirazione: James Mongrain in the George R. Stroemple Collection. Museum of Glass. Tacoma 04 Feb - 15 Oct 2017 WA