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The Studio Glass Movement in Wisconsin: The Hyde Collection 

October 23, 2021–January 23, 2022 Upcoming Exhibitions
Image for Douglas and Renee Sigwarth, Untitled (Watercolor Vase), 2008. Blown glass, 13 7/8 x 7 ¼ x 6 3/4 in. Purchased 2012, Karen and James Hyde FoundationDouglas and Renee Sigwarth, Untitled (Watercolor Vase), 2008. Blown glass, 13 7/8 x 7 ¼ x 6 3/4 in. Purchased 2012, Karen and James Hyde FoundationImage for Jeffrey Stenbom, Everlasting Impact, 2015. Kiln-cast glass and brass. Gifted 2021, Karen and James Hyde FoundationJeffrey Stenbom, Everlasting Impact, 2015. Kiln-cast glass and brass. Gifted 2021, Karen and James Hyde FoundationImage for Stephanie Trenchard, Hatted Woman, 2021. Cast glass and enamel paint. Gifted 2021, Karen and James HydeStephanie Trenchard, Hatted Woman, 2021. Cast glass and enamel paint. Gifted 2021, Karen and James Hyde

The Studio Glass Movement in Wisconsin: The Hyde Collection examines the past and present of one of contemporary art’s most visually striking movements. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of both MOWA and the Studio Glass movement, the exhibition features work by thirty glass artists ranging from early, groundbreaking experiments of Harvey Littleton and his students at University of Wisconsin – Madison to the contemporary, conceptually driven work from the hot shops of Beth Lipman and Jeffrey Stenbom. The university experience is central to the story of Wisconsin glass. Many of the artists trace their artistic origins to either the University of Wisconsin in Madison or in River Falls. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue chronicle MOWA’s Karen and James Hyde’s decade-long focus on building a collection of contemporary glass.

Exhibition Opening Party
Saturday, October 23 | 2:00–4:00
Free with Membership

Meet the artists and celebrate the opening of this exhibition with live music and a cash bar.

Please note, due to the West Bend Community Drive-Thru Pumpkin Patch Saturday evening, Veterans Avenue will be closed to through traffic all day long. Please use the Water Street entrance to the MOWA parking lot. See map HERE



EXHIBITION ACTIVITIES
 
Artist Talk | Jeffrey Stenbom
Saturday, November 13 | 2:00
Free with Membership

Exhibiting artist Jeffrey Stenbom discusses his deployment to Iraq with the United States Army, and how these experiences as a soldier have impacted and inspired his creative work in glass.


Artist Talk | Jeremy Popelka and Stephanie Trenchard
Saturday, November 27 | 2:00
Free with Membership

Exhibiting artists Jeremy Popelka and Stephanie Trenchard discuss their bodies of work as well as the glass community of  Door County, Wisconsin.

 
Virtual Artist Talk | Beth Lipman and Jon Clark
Wednesday, December 1 | 7:00
Streamed live on Facebook and YouTube

Exhibiting artists Beth Lipman and Jon Clark share stories of their interwoven experiences as a student and professor, and the importance of mentorship in the glass community.

 
Artist Talk | Eóin Breadon
Saturday, December 4 | 2:00
Free with Membership

Exhibiting artists Eóin Breadon discusses the Celtic influences of his work; his current position at the University Wisconsin-River Falls as Art Department Chair; and his efforts to rethink a student education that marries business and artistic practices

 
Expert Talk | Wisconsin and Sixty Years of Studio Glass with Jan Mirenda Smith
Saturday, January 15, 2022 | 2:00
Free with Membership

Jan Mirenda Smith, Board member for the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass and co-chair of the International Year of Glass in the U.S., kicks off the International Year of Glass 2022 with a talk on  the history of glass in Wisconsin and her unique involvement in forging that path.