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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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.

Meteor, Flower, Bird by Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová
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Stanislav Libenský (Czech, 1921–2002) and
Jaroslava Brychtová (Czech, b. 1924)
Czechoslovakia, Železný Brod
Designed in 1978 and made in 1980
Mold-melted glass, cut; steel structure
H: 222 cm, W: 225.9 cm

Warrior Vase with Stand
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In their well-known attempts to make gold, alchemists also provided the foundation for modern chemistry and material sciences.

North Sea Waves by Zora Palová
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Zora Palová (Slovak, b. 1947)
Slovakia, Bratislava
2008
Mold-melted glass, ground
H: 190.5 cm, W: 39 cm, D: 28.5 cm
(2008.3.41)

Emergence Series
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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.

Royal Flemish Vase with Camel and Rider by Mt. Washington Glass Company
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Mt. Washington Glass Company
United States, New Bedford, MA
1893–1895
Glass and pigments
Overall H: 32.9 cm, Diam (Max): 16.8 cm
(L.40.4.2002)

Replica of the Portland Vase
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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.

Eye Vase by Kait Rhoads
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Kait Rhoads and Amy Rueffert represent a younger generation of artists who are working with glass in new ways.

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.