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Defying Gravity: An Historic Achievement in Glass Featuring Josh Simpson

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


This documentary follows renowned glass artist Josh Simpson as he crafts the largest glass object of his career: a luminous 100-pound “Megaplanet.” Cameras capture every step of the year-and-a-half process from commission to creation. The film features interviews with the makers of custom tools required for the project; Simpson’s triumphs, disappointments, technical obstacles and inspiration, and the grand unveiling of the “Megaplanet” at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.

The special screening is offered as a complement to the Museum’s current exhibition, Josh Simpson: Galactic Landscapes, a solo show of innovative works on view through January 6, 2019. Exemplifying the intersection of art and science, the exhibition focuses on works that embody the artist’s fascination with astrophysics, deep space, and the cosmos. Following the screening, ticket holders will be able to tour the exhibition.

Ticket holders will be invited to tour Josh Simpson’s current exhibition after the screening.


Berkshire Museum
39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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