Dorri Partain 
Assistant Editor 

In a collaboration with Belger Glass Studio, a new chandelier is being fabricated for the west wing of the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd. The design was selected last fall and a call for artists in the glass field went out in December 2023.

The chandelier’s facets and forms will be created by a team of nine glass artists, lead by Monarch Glass Studio’s gaffer Tyler Kimball.  The team will have open workshops at the Belger Glass Annex at 1219 E. 19th St. in three sessions open to the public to watch as the multiple components are fabricated on May 7 and 8.

Additionally, a slide presentation and talk about the fabrication process will be presented at the Belger Crane Yard Studio at 2011 Tracy Ave. from 6:30 to 8:30 on Tuesday, May 7.

Once all the glass components are fabricated, the team will transfer the pieces to the museum to assemble and install the chandelier on site.

Open sessions will be from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 to 5 pm on Tuesday, May 7 and from 12:30 to 5 pm on Wednesday, May 8. No reservation is required to attend.