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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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.

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)

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.

Green Bowl
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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.

Cut Lamp with Silver Fittings by Mt. Washington Glass Company
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Pairpoint Manufacturing Co.; Mt. Washington Glass Company
United States, New Bedford, MA
1880–1900
Glass, silver; blown, cut
Overall H: 52.8 cm, W: 29.1 cm, Diam (max): 20.4 cm
(2004.4.57)

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.

10th century Funnel Beaker
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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.