The Sandwich Glass Museum reopened to the public on July 6. Summer hours are 9:30 AM to 5 PM, seven days a week. Visitors are requested to wear a mask. Safety and sanitation measures have been put in place. Glassblowing is every hour on the hour, with appropriate spacing.
The museum has three special exhibits on view in addition to its permanent collection. In “Destined for the Stars” by Ricky Bernstein, the glass artist and master storyteller captures moments of everyday life and whimsically interprets them using glass, aluminum and mixed-media objects. The exhibit will be on view until October 25.
“The Glass Artistry of Isabel Greene” will be on display until November 3. Ms. Greene is noted for her realistic depiction of sea creatures including sharks, octopuses and hermit crabs.
The museum is also presenting several lightpaintings by artist Stephen Knapp (1947-2017). Mr. Knapp was part of a small group of artists who work with glass and light. His works were created by using a special glass treated with layers of metallic coatings that act as a selective prism to separate focused light into different wavelengths of the spectrum. Mr. Knapp then shaped and polished the glass to make a palette that reflected light onto a surface and the surrounding space. “Perception: Lightpaintings by Stephen Knapp” will be on view until December 30.
Walking tours and the museum’s lecture series have been canceled for 2020. The exhibit “Celebrating Women in Glass” will be postponed until 2021.