at The David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Exhibit: "Journey of Reflection:
Celebrating Glass in Pittsburgh"
Premiered October 3, 2007

Before Pittsburgh became a center of steel production, it was one of the country's leading producers of glass. "Journey of Reflection: Celebrating Glass in Pittsburgh" traces more than two centuries of industrial and artistic glassmaking in the region. From the last decade of the eighteenth century through the mid-twentieth, Southwestern Pennsylvania was home to nearly a hundred glass companies which supplied the nation's buildings, homes, hospitals, and factories. Today, continuing the region's connection with glass, artists from around the world come here to create, teach, collaborate, and exhibit. This show celebrates the utility and beauty of glass as well as the craftspeople and artists who have contributed to Pittsburgh's glass legacy.

Dollar Bank wishes to thank all those who contributed to this project.

  • Gavin Benjamin and Duff O'Brien
  • Jennifer Blazina
  • Judi Charlson
  • Dale Chihuly
  • Christopher Clarke
  • Daviea Davis
  • Nadège Desgenétez
  • John Drury
  • Fujiko Ename
  • Matt Eskuche
  • Kaley Finegan
  • Jason Forck
  • Brian Frus
  • Hiroshi Hamadate
  • Hilary Harp
  • Shiho Hayazaki
  • Claire Kelly and Anthony Schafermeyer
  • Yashuko Kita
  • Toshikazu Kobayashi
  • Yukako Kojima
  • Dan Ledonne
  • Library of Congress
  • Itcho Matsuo
  • Heather McElwee
  • James Mongrain
  • Nick Mount
  • Kathleen Mulcahy and Ron Desmett
  • Lindsay O'Leary
  • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum
  • Jeffrey Phelps
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical
  • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center
  • PPG Industries
  • Stephen Protheroe
  • Jill Reynolds
  • Laurie Salopek
  • Ken-ichi Sasakawa
  • Senator John Heinz History Center
  • Hikaru Shimada
  • Tomoe Shizumi
  • Daniel Spitzer
  • Nobuyasu Toyooka
  • Heather Trimlett
  • United States Patent & Trademark
Creative Team
Creative Director Jose Muniain, PMI
Creative Consultant John Dymun, Dymun + Co
Production and High Definition Video by PMI
Sound Engineering by The Sextant Group
Installation by RPC Video, Inc.