The Toledo Museum of Art’s GAPP program highlights the unique nature of the Glass Pavilion by encouraging experimentation with glass in innovative ways. Specifically designed to encourage resident artists to utilize or respond to the TMA collection, this program is uniquely situated to serve both the educational mission of TMA, and to promote greater dialogue within both the contemporary glass and contemporary art communities.
Artist Selection Process
Artists are chosen by the GAPP committee which consists of staff members of the Museum including Director, Curator of Glass, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and representatives from the areas of Development, Marketing, and Educational Programming. Artists chosen will alternate between those intimately familiar with using glass as a primary medium, and those for whom the medium is a new opportunity.
Artists selected will work with staff to provide occasions to interact with museum visitors, donors, and the local community. Visiting artists are expected to be on site between two to four weeks (or longer, if necessary), which may encompass two separate visits.
GAPP artists have the opportunity to create works of art utilizing the outstanding studio facility at the Glass Pavilion, to receive technical assistance from Museum staff, to have uninterrupted time to create artwork, and to benefit from the wide-ranging expertise in various glass-making techniques present within the community.