Experience Live Glassmaking at Fenimore Art Museum July 11-17
Experience Live Glassmaking & FREE glassblowing demonstrations every 45 minutes each day, performed by an expert team from the Corning Museum of Glass.
Families can enjoy a special glassmaking program for kids each day at 11:15am.
The Mobile Hotshop from the Corning Museum of Glass
Monday, July 11–Sunday, July 17, 2022
Free glassmaking demonstrations every 45 minutes from 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY
Cooperstown, New York
Experience live glassmaking in Cooperstown as Fenimore Art Museum presents the Mobile Hotshop from the Corning Museum of Glass, July 11–17, 2022. Each day find free outdoor demonstrations of complex hot-glassmaking techniques, every 45 minutes from 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., featuring exciting sessions such as You Design It; We Make It! and Don’t Try This At Home. There’s also a free demonstration for kids at 11:15 a.m.—all on the Museum’s front lawn. The event celebrates Fenimore’s summer exhibition Unmasking Venice: American Artists and the City of Water.
Delve deeper into glassmaking with a special “Beyond the Bench” tour. Corning glass makers will lead daily tours of the Unmasking Venice exhibition to discuss pieces of Venetian glass on display, followed by a demonstration at the Hotshop showing how those particular objects were created. The “Beyond the Bench” tour takes place at 4:00 p.m. each day (July 11-17). Registration required. Cost: $10 for museum members and $12 for non-members. Visit FenimoreArt.org for more information or go directly to Eventbrite.com for tickets.
Visitors to the Mobile Hotshop’s free demonstrations will receive a $5.00 discount off regular adult admission to Fenimore Art Museum. View the permanent collections and six current exhibitions including Unmasking Venice: American Artists and the City of Water, Al Hirschfeld: Caricaturist to the Stars, North by Nuuk: Greenland After Rockwell Kent—Photographs by Denis Defibaugh, and Drawn from Life: Three Generations of Wyeth Figure Studies. Fenimore offers free museum admission for ages 19 and under.
This project is made possible with the generous support of Art Bridges, with additional support from C. J. Heilig Foundation, Nellie and Robert Gipson, Fenimore Asset Management, Inc., Fidelity Charitable through the Thomas and Christine Berk Fund, Mr. Tom Morgan and Ms. Erna J. Morgan McReynolds, NYCM Insurance, Joe and Carol Mahon, Keith and Virginia Smith Family Foundation, Dr. Thomas Morris, in memory of Jackie Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Farmakis, and nearly 35 additional donors through a spring fundraising campaign.
Find details and registration information for all programs on the calendar at FenimoreArt.org.
About the Mobile Hotshop
The Mobile Hotshop takes the live glassmaking experience on the road, bringing the artistry and education of glassmaking beyond the walls of The Corning Museum of Glass – to the public, the design community, and museums worldwide. The Hotshop uses unique glassmaking equipment to recreate a state-of-the-art studio environment. At venues around the world, in conjunction with exhibitions, events, and art and design initiatives, the museum’s gaffers demonstrate complex hot glassmaking techniques.
About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org.