Artist in Residence
Throughout the season, renowned glass artists from across the globe take up temporary residence at The Henry Ford to showcase and share their artistry. Join us for this special opportunity to experience art in action, including how contemporary artists work, implement designs, collaborate and meld concepts into the physical.
2019 Guest Artists
June 4-8, 2019
Robin Cass includes a range of materials in her sculptures, but has worked with hot glass as her primary artistic medium for over 25 years. She appreciates the discipline of traditional glassblowing techniques, and uses them in new ways to create compelling biomorphic forms. Her current work explores themes of discovery, perception and wonder.
July 9-13, 2019
Suspending creatures in moments of tension and recalling the myths and legends with which they are associated, Shelley Muzylowski Allen reminds us that nature is precious and fleeting. From the Red Gazelle to the White Rhino some of her subjects face extinction or have been forever lost in the tides of time. Using her background in painting and her understanding of anatomy, Muzylowski Allen creates contemplative vignettes with hot glass. Sumptuous coloring and textural surfaces of her forms inspire a powerful influence on human feeling.
August 13-17, 2019
Dean Allison works with figurative sculpture and portraits with glass. He begins with a life cast from a model. The final portrait, made in cast glass expresses the fragility and transparency of the human experience through a medium that inherently captures those qualities. The work is a document, a three- dimensional photograph that examines preconceptions and perception towards individuals.
Ticket PricesParking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members.
|General Admission (12-61)||Free||$30.00|
|Children (4 & Under)||Free||Free|
* Ticket prices are subject to change.
Highlights from 2017 Artist In Residence Program
View highlights from our 2017 season featuring Hiroshi Yamano, Herb Babcock, Marc Petrovic and Janusz Pozniak.