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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Half-Green Egg with Optical Lens by Václav Cigler
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Half-Green Egg with Optical Lens
Václav Cigler (Czech, b. 1929)
With the assistance of Jan Frydrych
Czech Republic, Šluknov, Frydrych Studio, and Prague
2009
Optical glass, cast, cut

307 Sylvia Street PWV 353
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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.

Ambero Glass Vase by Pairpoint Corporation
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Pairpoint Corporation
United States, New Bedford, MA
1915–1916
Glass, metal, enamel; blown, tooled, acid-etched, enameled
Overall H: 37 cm, Diam: 21.6 cm
(2009.4.340)

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.

Hopi by Lino Tagliapietra
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Lino Tagliapietra is a master and teacher of traditional Venetian glassmaking techniques, and an artist who has helped shape the world of contemporary studio glass. He creates work known for its exceptional complexity, elegance, and visual poetry.

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.

Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants
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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.

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.