Calendar of Events

Oct
9
Sun
Highlights Tour
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is required. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and encouraged to observe a safe social distance from others. Same-day general admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit. 

Theme Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today
Oct 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Theme Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today

An inside look at the works of art and stories presented in the special exhibition. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and encouraged to observe a safe social distance from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit. 

Oct
13
Thu
The Hot Shop | Moshe Bursuker and Hartford Art School
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Hot Shop | Moshe Bursuker and Hartford Art School

Demonstrations: 1-2:30pm
Drop-in: noon-4:30pm

A temporary glass-working studio at the museum. Experience this magical art form live and get a firsthand look at the tools, techniques, and processes used in creating art from molten glass. Free with admission. Presented in partnership with Mobile Glassblowing Studios. 

Creative Connecticut series artist and adjunct sculpture professor Moshe Bursuker and his students at Hartford Art School take over the Hot Shop furnace. 

Highlights Tour
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is required. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and encouraged to observe a safe social distance from others. Same-day general admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit. 

Theme Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today
Oct 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Theme Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today

An inside look at the works of art and stories presented in the special exhibition. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and encouraged to observe a safe social distance from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit. 

Oct
14
Fri
The Hot Shop | Finale with Phil Vinson and Arthur Wilson
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Hot Shop | Finale with Phil Vinson and Arthur Wilson

Demonstrations: 1-2:30pm
Drop-in: noon-4:30pm

A temporary glass-working studio at the museum. Experience this magical art form live and get a firsthand look at the tools, techniques, and processes used in creating art from molten glass. Free with admission. Presented in partnership with Mobile Glassblowing Studios. 

The Hot Shop finale with Phil Vinson and mixed-media artist Arthur Wilson.

Highlights Tour
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Highlights Tour

A docent guided tour of collection highlights. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is required. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and encouraged to observe a safe social distance from others. Same-day general admission is included in the price of your tour ticket. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit. 

Theme Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today
Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Theme Tour | Fired Up: Glass Today

An inside look at the works of art and stories presented in the special exhibition. Availability is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is recommended. Visitors are required to wear a face mask/covering and encouraged to observe a safe social distance from others while in the museum. Check here for more information about how we are preparing for your visit. 

Conversation with an Artist: Amber Cowan
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm
Conversation with an Artist: Amber Cowan

From the dustbin of American design, Amber Cowan creates glass sculptures that tell stories of self-discovery, escapism, and loneliness. Come meet this internationally acclaimed glass artist and see how she uses recycled, upcycled, and second-life American pressed glass to create her diorama-style sculptures through various techniques such as flameworking, hot-sculpting, and glassblowing. Free with required reservation. 

5pm gallery viewing, 6pm artist talk

This program is sponsored by the Trinity College Fine Arts Department (James and Isabelle English Endowment).

Oct
15
Sat
Lawn Party: Glass Rodeo
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lawn Party: Glass Rodeo

Glass artists come together for a rodeo-style Hot Shop glass fest! Take part in an afternoon full of demonstrations by local glassblowers who master nature’s most volatile medium. Bring your crew for artmaking, live music, and a chance to step close to the fire (but not too close!) as we celebrate makers during this free lawn party. 

Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide. We acknowledge the permission of the Trustees of the Ella Burr McManus Trust for the use of the Alfred E. Burr Memorial.

Glass Demonstrations on Burr Mall, noon-4pm
Led by glass artists Charles Wells, Danny Marder, and Phil Vinson.
 
Art making, noon-4pm
Create a unique piece of jewelry alongside designer Jackie Bright.
Design a festive mask inspired by objects in Fired Up: Glass Today
 
Performances
Noon-2pm | DJ Ch’Varda brings the hits.
2-3pm | Live music by The Dwayne Keith Project.
3-4pm | Traditional African drumming by FriendZWorldMusic.
3-4pm | Anne Cubberly’s legendary giant puppets join the party.
 
Food Trucks
Enjoy tasty treats from Brazilian Gula Grill and The Rolling Roti

Presented in partnership with Mobile Glassblowing Studios.