The annual Glassblowers’ Christmas is underway at the Sandwich Glass Museum through Saturday, 30 December.

Hundreds of one-of-a-kind glass ornaments made by local and national glass artists will adorn Christmas trees in the Contemporary Gallery. Looney Tunes’s Marvin the Martian, one of the figures, takes on a new medium in this interpretation in glass by Bill Mayer from The Glass Studio on Cape Cod in East Sandwich.

In addition, the museums will present the special exhibition “Considering Cartoons: The Art of Animation,” on display through 11 March.

This exhibition features a private collection of original and limited-edition animation cels and artwork from famed American animation studios, including Warner Bros. and Walt Disney, predating computer-generated imagery.

To accompany this exhibition, the museum asked local glass artists to interpret their favourite animated character or film in glass. Hot glass and torchwork techniques were used to create the glass interpretations of these animated classics. Objects from the museum’s collection augment the displays.

The museum’s open house will be Saturday, 2 December from 9:30 AM to 5 PM and will include a mystery discount and refreshments. The decorations on the glassblowers’ trees are available for purchase, along with an array of objects on display in the museum store.


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