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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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.

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.

Still Life with Two Plums by Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick
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Flora C. Mace (American, b. 1949) and
Joey Kirkpatrick (American, b. 1952)
United States, Seattle, Washington
2000
Blown glass; carved and painted alderwood bowl
H: 69.5 cm, Bowl Diam: 116.7 cm
(2002.4.2)

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.

Half-Green Egg with Optical Lens by Václav Cigler
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Half-Green Egg with Optical Lens
Václav Cigler (Czech, b. 1929)
With the assistance of Jan Frydrych
Czech Republic, Šluknov, Frydrych Studio, and Prague
2009
Optical glass, cast, cut

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