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Brilliant Weekend Affair 2015

April 25 - 26, 2015
Plate Cut in "Wedgemere" Pattern by Libbey Glass Company, about 1891-1895.

April 25 10 am–5 pm
April 26 10 am–3 pm

The Eastern Lakes and Mid-Atlantic chapters of the American Cut Glass Association (ACGA) are once again presenting the Brilliant Weekend Affair, a unique glass show and sale featuring cut and engraved glass. 

This event is free with Musuem admission or $5 at the Auditorium door.

Saturday evening of the Brilliant Weekend Affair, there will be a dinner at the Radisson Hotel for a cost of $38 with advance reservations and choice of entrée. 

American Brilliant Glass Show

Preeminent glass dealers from across the United States will exhibit and sell american Brilliant Period cut and engraved glass, as well as specially selected examples of Steuben, art glass, and English and European art and engraved glass. Original catalog reprints and research materials concerning American cut and engraved glass will be available for sale. There will also be a special setting where replacement stoppers can be bought or traded. Broadening the glass exposure this year will be varied offerings of early-American cut and engraved glass.

Library Workshop
On Friday, April 24, at 2 pm, the Rakow Research Library will host a special workshop for glass enthusiasts. This year's workshop, entitled " Beyond Books: Exploring Ephemera in the Rakow Research Library" will be presented by Gail Bardhan and Rebecca Hopman of the Rakow Research Library. The workshop will feature information on glass house money, special advertising, and more. RSVP's are welcome but not required. You may sign up by emailing rakow@cmog.org or call the Reference Desk at 607.438.5399.

At the Museum
Also included in Museum admission is the opportunity to explore the world’s largest collection of art and historical glass, hands-on science and technology exhibits, and live glassmaking demonstrations. The Museum is also home to The Studio, where visitors can enjoy Make Your Own Glass experiences for an additional fee. This will also be your chance to tour the newly opened Contemporary Art + Design Wing along with the new 500-seat Hot Glass Amphitheater. 

For more information visit www.cutglass.org, or contact the show chairman, Harry Parker at 703.425.5574.