St. Petersburg’s Imagine Museum is a beautiful collection of studio glass right in the heart of the city’s artistic downtown.
Established in January 2018, the Imagine Museum adds another impressive layer to St. Petersburg’s fine arts. In addition to the permanent Chihuly collection, St. Petersburg residents and visitors can now admire the works of more than 55 glass artists at the Imagine Museum. Dedicated to Contemporary American Studio Glass, the museum is a unique addition to the city’s vibrant art community. The museum also hosts events, including weekly Urban Yoga and lectures from glass artists. Though new to the community, the Imagine Museum already works to make a significant impact on fine arts.
The Imagine Museum is one of St. Petersburg’s newest museums dedicated to Contemporary American Studio Glass. Currently the museum is home to more than 500 pieces of American Studio Glass and represents over 55 artists over 55 years who were and are integral to the development of this medium as a fine art form. Started by art collector Trish Duggan, the museum takes a unique focus on the American arts scene. Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete on Central Avenue, the Imagine Museum makes a great addition to St. Petersburg’s arts.
Core values/mission statement
To curate and preserve the history of the American Studio Glass Movement. "We believe the American Studio Glass Movement has made and continues to make a significant and enduring impact on contemporary art being made today."
Trish Duggan has now added benefactor for the new Imagine Museum to her impressive list of accomplishments. Originally from Arlington, Va., she is an artist herself, as well as an experienced entrepreneur and philanthropist. She spends her time travelling the world, learning about other cultures, and sharing her passions with others. She has now added a wide number of glass art pieces to St. Petersburg’s art scene, expanding beyond the permanent Chihuly collection with this new museum.