Exhibitions & Events

Exhibitions & Events

There's always something happening at Pittsburgh Glass Center.


From exhibition openings to family fun days, everyone is welcome to visit us during one of our hot events at PGC.  Every first Friday we have a FREE open house Hot Jam with live glass blowing demonstrations, glass art lectures in the summer and much more. 



October 4, 2019 - January 24, 2020

Award winning artist and sculptor Jaime Guerrero offers a unique look into the refugee crisis in the United States with his solo exhibition titled Cuando el Río Suena (“When the River Sounds”). He uses this new body of work, created during a nine month long residency at PGC, supported in part by The Pittsburgh Foundation and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, to shed light on everything from border crossings and child/family separation to detainment camps and subsequent fatalities.



The Hodge Gallery at Pittsburgh Glass Center presents critically acclaimed contemporary glass art exhibitions throughout the year. A wide range of work in glass is showcased from student exhibitions to cutting edge installations by established artists that incorporate light, sound and time-based elements. With these exhibitions, PGC is expanding the perception of glass from purely functional item to the realm of sculpture, installation and expression.


Art on Fire

The Art on Fire Celebration & Auction is our most important fundraiser. It's a fun party and Pittsburg's only contemporary glass art auction.  It attracts nearly 500 community leaders and art appreciators and generates over 10% of our annual operating funds in ONE evening! Proceeds directly support free public programming and accessibility initiatives at PGC.