Glass Perspectives

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition


Newburyport Art Association presents Glass Perspectives: A Celebration of Glass & Glass Concepts. Studio glass art in many forms and techniques is represented in the galleries, as well as work from artists of various media and disciplines to show multiple perspectives of glass. The resulting exhibition highlights the many functions that glass serves in society and the beauty that is inherent in the material properties and associations with glass. Due to the many roles that glass plays, the United Nations declared 2022 the International Year of Glass. Newburyport Art is proud to be participating in and contributing to this yearlong celebration, alongside galleries, museums, and studios across the globe. Glass Perspectives is its largest themed exhibition of the year, showcasing all forms of glass, the physical material and art glass, as well as associations, subjects, and ideas of glass in other media. Glass is (and has been) at the heart of many discipline, industry, and societal shifts throughout the past five thousand years due to its unique physical properties. It is, irrefutably, ever-present in society and daily lives through computer and phone screens, windows, lightbulbs, drinkware, spectacles, mirrors, and much more. Glass ideas are found throughout our language as well: "reflection", "transparency", "kaleidoscope", "spectacles", "refraction", and "optics". Everyone is familiar with glass and has access to glass, and this show ties in beautifully to Newburyport Art’s mission of accessibility. Over 60 artists are participating in this exhibition — most from the region, with some from around the country and a few from overseas.
Period30 Sept 202231 Oct 2022
Event typeExhibition
LocationMassachusetts, United StatesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • glass
  • art glass
  • glass making
  • craft