Seattle-based artist Ginny Ruffner will be the Visiting Artist in the Hot Shop at Museum of
Glass from Wednesday, March 27 through Sunday, March 31. Her residency concludes with a lecture on Sunday,
March 31 at 1:00 p.m.
Ruffner, considered a pioneer in glass, helped create the field of lampworked glass art world-wide. Her work is
in the permanent collections of over 30 U.S. and international museums including Carnegie Museum of Art, Los
Angeles Museum of Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art. A film based on her life and experience "Ginny
Ruffner: A Not So Still Life" won the 2010 Golden Space Needle Award as Best Documentary at the Seattle
International Film Festival. In 2011, Ruffner's public art piece The Urban Garden was installed in downtown
"Ginny is a longtime friend of the Museum of Glass," notes Susan Warner, Director. "We are delighted to have
her back this spring and look forward to her energy and unstoppable creative spirit."
Currently on view at Museum of Glass are Ruffner's pieces The Waterford Series: Grape Chandelier and The
Waterford Series: Fruit Bowl as part of the exhibition Northwest Artist Collect on view until October 27, 2013.
The Museum of Glass provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections
and exhibitions. In addition to the Hot Shop Amphitheater where visitors can watch artists work, the facilities include galleries, outdoor
exhibition areas, a theater, hands-on art studio, grand hall, cafe and store.
Museum of Glass is sponsored in part by Alaska Airlines, Forest Foundation, The Ben B. Cheney Foundation, City of Tacoma Arts
Commission, ArtsFund, The Dimmer Family Foundation, and The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.
Hours and Admission
Open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Third Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Store is also open Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day): also open Monday and Tuesday from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is free for members, $12 general, $10 seniors, military
and students (13+ with ID), $10 groups of 10 or more, $5 children (6-12) years old. Children under 6 are admitted free. Admission is free
every third Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Info Line 253-284-4750/ 1-866-4MUSEUM
Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street Tacoma, WA 98402
Information provided by Museum of Glass: Hillary Ryan, Communications Manager