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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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.

Late 13th century Beaker with Applied Decoration
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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.

Red Pyramid by Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová
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A major development of the Studio Glass movement has been the use of glass for large-scale sculpture and installations. Since 1980, there has also been a dramatic increase in the size of objects and vessels made of glass.

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.

Pamplona
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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.

Untitled by Nicolas Africano
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Nicolas Africano (American, b. 1948)
With the assistance of Melanie Hunter
United States, Normal, Illinois
2008
Cast glass
H: 65 cm, W: 33.8 cm, D: 21.5 cm
(2010.4.22)

White Trillium with Spirits D56
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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.

Electric Table Lamp by Pairpoint Corporation
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Pairpoint Corporation
United States, New Bedford, MA
About 1915–1937
Glass, metal, fabric, paper, marble, electrical wiring/components; tooled and cast glass, assembled
Overall H: 34.3 cm, W: 20.4 cm, D: 10.2 cm

Nef
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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.