Audio Tour

Audio Tour

Download these free Audio files below to hear the Museum's curators describe a variety of pieces in our collection. Listen to them right at your computer or download them onto your MP3 player to enhance your visit to the Museum.

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Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750
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In their well-known attempts to make gold, alchemists also provided the foundation for modern chemistry and material sciences.

Prunted Beaker
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The phrase “medieval glass” evokes images of stained glass windows. But there is another world of medieval glass: objects made for daily use.

Still Life with Two Plums by Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick
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Flora C. Mace (American, b. 1949) and
Joey Kirkpatrick (American, b. 1952)
United States, Seattle, Washington
2000
Blown glass; carved and painted alderwood bowl
H: 69.5 cm, Bowl Diam: 116.7 cm
(2002.4.2)

Goblet
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In their well-known attempts to make gold, alchemists also provided the foundation for modern chemistry and material sciences.

Tire by Robert Rauschenberg
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Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925–2008)
With the assistance of Daniel Spitzer and Dan Dailey
United States, Brooklyn, New York
Designed in 1997 and made in 2005

Red/Amber Sliced Descending Form
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A survey of one of the largest and finest collections of contemporary studio glass in the United States, Voices of Contemporary Glass showcases, for the first time, the collection donated to the Museum in 2006 by Ben W. Heineman, Sr.

Double Face by Ann Wolff
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Ann Wolff (German, b. 1937)
Germany, Berlin
1999
Antique sheet glass, enameled; steel frame
H: 117.5 cm, W: 107.5 cm, D: 11.1 cm
(2004.3.11)

Green Bowl
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A survey of one of the largest and finest collections of contemporary studio glass in the United States, Voices of Contemporary Glass showcases, for the first time, the collection donated to the Museum in 2006 by Ben W. Heineman, Sr.

Cut Lamp with Silver Fittings by Mt. Washington Glass Company
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Pairpoint Manufacturing Co.; Mt. Washington Glass Company
United States, New Bedford, MA
1880–1900
Glass, silver; blown, cut
Overall H: 52.8 cm, W: 29.1 cm, Diam (max): 20.4 cm
(2004.4.57)

Jug with Interior Jug
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass.