Glasstress Boca Raton

It’s human nature to take what is ubiquitous for granted, so if you look at a stained-glass window or a Tiffany lamp without much thought or inspiration, we don’t blame you. “Glasstress” is looking to change perceptions of glass art, however, with a comprehensive look at glass as a medium for political discourse, social commentary, and otherwise nonfrivolous functions. Featuring glass works from more than 30 national and international artists, this showing of the exhibition will be the largest ever presented in the United States. Programming surrounding the exhibition includes lectures, demonstrations, and a Carnival-themed benefit Saturday. January 31 through July 2 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; bocamuseum.org. Admission costs $12.