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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 May 2016

(in order of closing date)
UrbanGlass 2016 Gala & Auction. Brooklyn 24 May NY
Connections. Contemporary Glass Society Members Exhibition. The Scottish Gallery. Edinburgh 28 May Scotland
GRAVUR ON TOUR – Modern European Glass EngravingNational Library. Tallinn  25 May Estonia
Steve Tobin: Southern Roots. Cheekwood Art & Gardens. Nashville 29 May TN
Unknown. Allison Kinnaird touring exhibition. The Black Watch Museum. Perth 30 May Scotland
Chihuly: Venetians from the George R. Stroemple CollectionLauren Rogers Museum of Art. Laurel   05 Jun MS
A Collector's Living Room: Honoring Richard and Louise Abrahams. The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan, Dearborn 15 Jun MI
Richard Parrish: Aerial Perspectives of the American Landscape. The Rockwell Museum. Corning 19 Jun NY
Life is Not a Beach. Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung. Munich 24 Jun Germany
40 Years of Visions in Glass: Neil Duman retrospective. Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. Suffolk 25 Jun VA
Neon: Light + Glass + ArtCanberra Glassworks 26 Jun Australia
Techniques. Select body of work by renowned artists to show the different ways glass is used as a medium for art. National Liberty Museum. Philadelphia 01 Jul PA
Willemijn de Greef: Shifting Context. National Glass Museum. Leerdam 03 Jul Netherlands
Contemporary Glass. Kaplan/Ostergaard Glass Center, Margaret & Michael W. McCarthy Mezzanine. Palm Springs Art Museum 03 Jul CA
CounterCraft: Voices of the Indie Craft CommunityFuller Craft Museum. Brockton 10 Jul MA
John Kiley: LuminosityChihuly Collection. St. Petersburg 11 Jul FL
Making of Graal. Galerie Am Museum. Frauenau 15 Jul Germany
Clay and Glass 2016. Healdsburg Center for the Arts. Healdsburg 26 May - 17 Jul CA
National Emerging Art Glass Prize 2016. Wagga Wagga Gallery 17 Jul Australia
Norwood Viviano—Cities: Departure and Deviation. Glass Projects Space of Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk 31 Jul VA
Museum of Glass. Works from the Tacoma, WA museum's permanent collection. National Glass Centre. University Of Sunderland. Sunderland 31 Aug England
Charlotte Potter: Glass ArmoryHouston Center for Contemporary Glass 27 May - 03 Sept TX
Every Soil Bears Not Everything - Major Retrospective Exhibition of Studio Glass Pioneers Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace. Museum of Glass. Tacoma   06 Sept WA
Silvia Levenson. Identidad desaparecida. Murano Glass Museum 11 Sept Italy
Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections. Coincides with the 10th anniversary of the museum's Glass Pavilion. Toledo Museum of Art 18 Sept OH
Ornament – a Panorama of Colours and PatternsGlasmuseet Ebeltoft. Ebeltoft 25 Sept Denmark
Decorative Elements of Glass Artworks. Koganezaki Glass Museum. Koganezaki Crystal Park. Shizuoka-ken 05 Oct Japan
#BeTheCurator. Most liked pieces in museum collection selected by visitors to museum and online. Museum of Glass. Tacoma 23 Oct WA
Chihuly in the Garden. Atlanta Botanical Garden 30 Oct GA
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
The Artistry of Rick Ayotte: Selections from the Gordon Park Collection. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. Neenah 31 Dec Wi
Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Models of Leopold and Rudolf BlaschkaCorning Museum of Glass 08 Jan, 2017 NY


Opening in June 2016

Event (in order of opening date)
Graham Caldwell. Agnes Varis Art Center. UrbanGlass. Brooklyn 01 Jun - 30 Jul NY
GRAVUR ON TOUR – Modern European Glass EngravingThe Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki 02 Jun - 27 Jul Finland
ASCÈTE: Works from the 25th class of graduates. Espace Verre. Montreal, Quebec 02 Jun - 07 Sept Canada
Turned On; Lighting Hooks Up Wtih SculpturePittsburgh Glass Center 03 Jun - 11 Sept PA
The Nature of Glass: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2016. Chesterwood - A National Trust Historic Site. Stockbridge 18 Jun - 18 Sept MA
With a Destiny. Works by Laura Donefer, Susan Edgerley and Karina Guevin. Tom Thomson Gallery public exhibition space. Owen Sound, Ontario 26 Jun - 18 Sept Canada


And on into the future ...

Event (in order of opening date) 
Light Translations. Canberra Glassworks 07 Jul - 11 Sept Australia
Glass for the New Millenium: Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection. Crocker Art Museum. Sacramento 10 July - 02 Oct CA
David Huchthausen: A Retrospective Selection. Museum of Glass. Tacoma 23 Jul - 08 Jan, 2017 WA
The Cathedral CollectionMonica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin. exhibited at St. Mary’s Cathedral during the Edinburgh Festival; Edinburgh 29 Jul - 19 Sept Scotland
ReflectionSalisbury Cathedral. Salisbury 01 Aug - 06 Nov England
Glasstress. Installations made from glass by contemporary artists from around the world. Boca Raton Museum of Art   01 Aug - 30 Apr, 2017 Fl
GRAVUR ON TOUR – Modern European Glass EngravingGlasmuseum Frauenau, Germany 05 Aug - 25 Sept Germany
31st Annual Penland Benefit Auction 12 - 13 Aug NC
Bending Brilliance: Contemporary Light Works in Neon and Plasma. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. Neenah  10 Sept - 19 Feb 2017 WI
North Lands: A Portrait At 20. North Lands Creative Glass 20th Anniversary Exhibition. Dovecot Gallery. Dovecot Studios. Edinburgh 16 Sept - 29 Oct Scotland
Red Hot 2016. Museum of Glass. Tacoma 17 Sept WA
Art on Fire Celebration & Auction benefiting Pittsburgh Glass Center. American Eagle Outfitters Corporate Headquarters 23 Sept PA
Into the Deep: exploring the similar properties between water and glass with artwork inspired by the ocean. Museum of Glass. Tacoma 24 Sept - Sept 2017 WA
National Liberty Museum Glass Auction & Gala. Philadelphia 24 Sept PA