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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Cage Cup
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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.

Astrolabe - Peter Aldridge
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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.

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

Woven Heaven Tangled Earth by Susan Plum
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Susan Plum (American, b. 1944)
United States, Brooklyn, New York
1999
Flameworked borosilicate glass
Diam: 91.44 cm
(2001.4.70)

Omagh
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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.

Present by Nicole Chesney
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Nicole Chesney (American, b. 1971)
United States, Cranston, Rhode Island
2005
Sandblasted mirror; oil paint
H: 172.8 cm, W: 203.2 cm
(2005.4.162)

Dedicant 11
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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.

“Puffy” Table Lamp by Pairpoint Corporation
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Pairpoint Corporation
United States, New Bedford, MA
1907
Lead glass, bronze; mold-blown, enameled
H: 53.6 cm; (a) H: 44.2 cm, D: 26.2 cm; (b) H: 15.5 cm, D: 32 cm
(92.4.15)

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.