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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It’s Raining Knives by Silvia Levenson
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Silvia Levenson (Argentinean, b. 1957)
Italy, Vigevano
1996–2004
Cast glass; artificial grass; nylon line
H: variable, W: 120 cm, D: 120 cm
(2004.3.29)

Navajo Blanket Cylinder
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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.

1890: Advertisement for Mt. Washington
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Advertisement for Mt. Washington: Rich cut and decorated wares, including Royal Flemish and Albertine decoration, from the November 1890 issue of The Jewelers Circular and Horological Review.

Water Carafe, cut in Wheeler pattern by Henry Wilde
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Mt. Washington Glass Company; Henry Wilde
United States, New Bedford, MA
about 1890–1910
Lead glass, blown and cut
H: 20.9 cm, D: 15.3 cm
(92.4.9)

Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome
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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.

Incantatrice (Sorceress) by Toots Zynsky
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Toots Zynsky builds amorphous, glass vessels that defy categorization, her objects inhabiting a region where painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts meet.

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.

Red Pyramid by Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová
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Stanislav Libenský (Czech, 1921–2002) and
Jaroslava Brychtová (Czech, b. 1924)
Czech Republic, Železný Brod
1993
Mold-melted glass, cut
H: 83.4 cm, W: 119.3 cm, D: 28.2 cm
(94.3.101)

Spaces I
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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.

Cargo Seed
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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.