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Toledo Museum of Art highlights Celebrating Libbey Glass, 1818-2018 with special programs

Celebrating Libbey Glass, 1818-2018 commemorates 200 years of excellence in glassmaking. The exhibition, organized by the Toledo Museum of Art, presents more than 175 examples of glass from TMA’s collection as well as objects and materials from the Libbey Inc. archives. The exhibition is on view through Nov. 25, 2018, and is accompanied by the following supporting programs:

Masters Series Lecture: Robert Zollweg
Sept. 27: 6 p.m., Peristyle
Renowned designer Robert Zollweg, global design and creative director for Libbey Inc., speaks on how art, travel, and luxury tabletop have influenced glass design as well as his inspiration for the recently designed 2018 Punch Bowl set created specifically for TMA on occasion of the exhibition Celebrating Libbey Glass, 1818-2018. The Masters Series is supported in part by the TMA Ambassadors. A book signing with Zollweg will take place in Libbey Court immediately following the lecture.

Celebration: Punch Bowl Party
Sept. 27: 7:30-10 p.m., GlasSalon
Continue your evening with a cocktail punch party featuring Kevin Vollebregt, Libbey European brand ambassador for mixology and barware and an expert on the cocktail punch bowl phenomenon. Sample a variety of punches and enjoy live music by Rela Percussion as the musicians perform on glass instruments they created in the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop during the group's 2017 GAPP residency. Tickets are $15 for Museum members, $25 for nonmembers and can be purchased at

Interactive Community Program: Libbey and TMA, Celebrating Family Stories

  • Nov. 3: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Libbey Court
  • Nov. 4: noon-5 p.m., Libbey Court

Since the opening of the exhibition Celebrating Libbey Glass, 1818-2018 many individuals have wanted to tell their stories about a cherished bit of glassware. Event attendees are invited to bring one Libbey-related object to talk about. Stories will be video recorded (up to 4 minutes); pre-registration is requested, with storytellers scheduled every 10 minutes. Visit to sign up. The resulting stories will become part of TMA’s archive of information related to its glass and decorative arts collection.

Celebrating Libbey Glass, 1818-2018 is supported in part by Libbey, Inc. and the Ohio Arts Council.