Share Glassmaking Moments

By: Amy Beck, marketing and communications manager on April 6th, 2022

Excitement is building for a spectacular admission-free feature – glassmaking demonstrations, April 29-May 8, when glowing, molten glass will be transformed into sparkling objects at the Woodson Art Museum.

The Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop, a fully functioning glassmaking studio and presentation stage ensconced in a semitrailer, travels from New York to set up on the Woodson Art Museum’s campus. On that Mobile Hot Shop stage, a team of three Corning Museum glassmakers will work their magic with molten glass, hotter than volcanic lava.

The ten days of live, narrated glassmaking demonstrations coincide with National Travel and Tourism Week and provide perfect opportunities for exactly what the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is emphasizing in its Travel Wisconsin promotions this year: shared moments of joy.

Invitation opportunities are endless. Gather here, joining friends and family, both from the area and beyond. What better way to spend Mother’s Day creating new extended-family memories? Perfect for a spring getaway, people are inviting one another and plans are percolating for friends to meet here from afar. You can, too, via this link:

Messages posted online are making connections.

  • “We should go to this!”
  • “I’m already looking for hotels!”
  • “Yay! I LOVE this stuff!”
  • “Let’s go watch this while it’s here!”
  • “I’ve seen the traveling Corning team at work before. It’s absolute fascinating to watch.”
  • “Looks really interesting! Thanks!”

The glassmaking demonstrations enliven two exhibitions, Art Deco Glass from the Huchthausen Collection and Molten: 30 Years of American Glass from the Woodson Art Museum’s collection, coinciding with and celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Studio Glass movement and the United Nations International Year of Glass 2022.

The Woodson Art Museum offers countless opportunities throughout the year for shared moments of joy. What an exceptional opportunity awaits, though, to tour Art Deco Glass and Molten and to experience the artistry of glassblowing.

Be sure to seize these glassmaking days, April 29-May 8, sharing many memorable moments of joy.

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