Over the past 60 years, Shanghai has been through a massive transformation from its industrial age to today. The Shanghai Museum of Glass maintains the basic structure of the site’s existing factory, expressing its original details and creating a highly artistic and interactive space. To highlight the building’s previous function as a glass factory, there are several feature areas, including the Kaleidoscope Entrance, Corridor of History, House of Glass and the Jewelry Box.
In recent years, the artist’s focus in glass art has been embedding glass into installation art works as a medium, where she has gained a deeper understanding about glass both on its physical form and on the expressions and languages it delivers. The exhibition is a collection of her recent insights, which features bold attempts at creating dialogues between the linear glass in a dynamic form and the sound and light.
As another permanent display venue for the Shanghai Museum of Glass, the Design Wing collects classic and pioneer works from numerous renowned designers home and abroad, in its nearly 2000-square-meter concise and fluent space, with a consistent aesthetic factors and display principles, as well as infinite passion towards glass.
Each piece of the exquisitely colorful glaze hairpins expresses the beauty that was found during the Song Dynasty era, a time known for its elegance and cultural appreciation.
As an important academic achievement of the 10th anniversary of the founding of glass art major of the China Academy of Art, College of Crafts, Glass Workshop, this co-exhibition of teachers and students shows the development track of the 10-year professional construction of the Academy.
The Kids Museum of Glass is the first of its kind in China, it is designed especially for children to explore and learn. The exhibitions form the ‘Glass City’, which consists of differently themed units, such as ‘The Beach’, ‘The Circus’ and ‘The Factory’. The experience is intuition-based and invites children to discover the magical possibilities of glass.
The Rainbow Chapel is multi-functional events space enclosed within a kaleidoscope of color. The venue is truly one of a kind, its multi-hued facade creates an all-embracing atmosphere where many different types of events can occur. Our desire from the very beginning was to provide an intimate setting for people to come together to express feelings of joy and love – the unique circular form and magical glass reflections make it a welcoming environment that is perfect for uplifting ceremonies and congregations
The MAZE is a series of mirrors made into an illusory space, covering an area of 450 square meters. More than your average maze game, The MAZE combines glass, mirror, and light to create a mind-bending puzzle.
A scavenger hunt for different shapes of light adds another layer of intrigue to the mix, challenging your senses at every turn. Will you find your way?