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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Grecian Urn by Karla Trinkley
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Karla Trinkley (American, b. 1956)
United States, Boyertown, Pennsylvania
1992
Cast glass (pâte de verre)
H: 104.9 cm, W: 57 cm, D: 15.4 cm
(2006.4.150)

Contiguous Fragment Series CFB C 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.

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.

Host IX–Epidendrum by Debora Moore
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Debora Moore (American, b. 1960)
United States, Seattle, Washington
2007
Blown and hot-worked glass, hot-applied glass powders, acid-etched
H: 96.52 cm, W: 30.5 cm, D: 17.8 cm
(2007.4.70)

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.

Libertà by Toots Zynsky
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Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951)
United States, Providence, Rhode Island
2004
Fused and thermo-formed glass threads
H: 25.4 cm, W: 47.1 cm, D: 26 cm
(2004.4.28)

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.