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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 December 2016

(in order of closing date)
International Glass Art Biennial.  Cultural Community Center. Haacht 03-11 Dec Belgium
The Future is Glass. Lecture by Steve Klein. Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Theater. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 08 Dec CA
Fragile Vessels: Cheryl Derricotte. Julio Fine Arts Gallery, Loyola University Maryland. Baltimore 11 Dec MD
Light + FormNew Zealand Society of Artists in Glass members exhibition. Wallace Gallery. Morrinsville 11 Dec New Zealand
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
Chihuly's Venetians: The George R. Stroemple Collection. Reading Pulbic Museum 08 Jan 2017 PA
Joanna Bone: In DepthCanberra Glassworks 15 Jan 2017 Australia
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
Let Them Eat Cake. Agnes Varis Art Center, UrbanGlass. Brooklyn 21 Jan 2017 NY
Craft Forms 2016: 22nd International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft. Wayne Art Center. Wayne 28 Jan 2017 PA
Kasàlà: Ito Laïla Le François. Espace Verre. Montreal 29 Jan 2017 Canada
The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016 in Notojima. Notojima Glass Art Museum. Kanazawa  late Jan Japan
Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester DamianosWestmoreland Museum of American Art. Greensburg 05 Feb 2017 PA
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
Ann Veronica JanssensMusVerre. Sars-Poteries 20 Feb 2017 France
Fired Up: Women in GlassMint Museum UPTOWN at Levine Center for the Arts. Charlotte 26 Feb 2017 NC
Interior Voices - Sylvia Levenson. National Glass Centre. Sunderland 05 Mar 2017 England
Glass for the New Millennium: Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection. Palm Springs Art Musum in Palm Desert, The Galen 07 Mar 2017 CA
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
Lino Tagliapietra: Painting in Glass. Philadelphia Museum of Art 16 Jul 2017 PA
Art Deco Glass from the Huchthausen CollectionMuseum of Glass. Tacoma Sept 2017 WA
Into the Deep. Museum of Glass. Tacoma Sept 2017 WA
Transparent FemininityNational Glass Centre. Sunderland 05 Oct 2017 England


Opening in January 2016

John Kobuki: The “Compression” Technique.  Sonoran Glass School. Tucson   06 Jan - 28 Feb 2017 AZ
Embrace the Wild: My 35 years as a Glass Artist. Lecture by Laura Donefer. 7 p.m. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami. RSVP to 18 Jan 2017 FL
Life World: Contemporary Art from Japan. Photographs by Rinko Kawauchi and glass sculpture by 21 Japanese Artists. Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung. Munich 20 Jan - 30 Jun 2017 Germany
Linda MacNeil: Jewels of GlassMuseum of Glass. Tacoma   21 Jan - 01 Oct 2017 WA
Contemporary Glass Group Show. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Bakalar & Paine Galleries. Boston   23 Jan - 04 Mar 2017 MA
AusGlass Conference 2017. Canberra 26-29 Jan 2017 Australia
Defining Moments: an exhibition of combined works by Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock –  partners in glass and life. Canberra Glassworks 26 Jan - 26 Mar 2017 Australia
Glasstress Boca RatonBoca Raton Museum of Art 31 Jan - 02 Jul 2017 FL


And on into the future ...

Event (in order of opening date) 
Ispirazione: James Mongrain in the George R. Stroemple Collection. Museum of Glass. Tacoma 04 Feb - 15 Oct 2017 WA
History Repeated. Artists reinterpret historical glass from the Corning Museum of Glass collection. Craft ACT: Craft & Design Centre. Canberra 09 Feb - 25 Mar 2017 Australia
From the Fire: Contemporary Glass. Cameron Art Museum. Wilmington   10 Mar - 27 Aug 2017 NC
Lino Tagliapietra - Maestro of a Glass Renaissance. Morris Museum, Morristown   11 Mar - 19 Jun 2017 NJ
2017 MFA Exhibition. UrbanGlass. Broolklyn   19 Apr - 17 Jun 2017 NY
Chihuly. New York Botanical Garden. Bronx   22 Apr - 29 Oct 2017 NY
Prismatic Park: Colored Glass to Destroy Hatred by Josiah McElheny. Madison Square Park Conservancy. New York City   13 Jun - 08 Oct 2017 NY
International Festival of Glass. Stourbridge, West Midlands 25-28 Aug 2017 England
Floating World by Karen Lamonte. Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum. Saginaw Valley State University. University Center   06 Oct - 16 Dec 2017 MI
Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths. Grounds for Sculpture. Hamilton   22 Oct 2017 - 01 Apr 2018 NJ