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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Flowers by Blaschka
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Learn more about the lives of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka and how they created the Glass Flower models for Harvard University at the turn of the 19th century. Glassmaker and historian William Gudenrath interviews co-curators Dr.

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.

Forest Glass by Katherine Gray
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Katherine Gray (Canadian, b. 1965)
United States, Los Angeles, California
2009
Glass; acrylic, steel; about 2,000 found drinking glasses
Tallest section: H: 289.6 cm, W: 160 cm, D: 76.2 cm
(2010.4.49)

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

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.

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.

Covered Engraved Dish by Pairpoint Corporation
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Pairpoint Corporation
United States, New Bedford, MA
1925–1937
Glass, blown, cased, applied, engraved
Overall H: 20 cm, Diam: 24.2 cm
(2009.4.93)