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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Crown Milano Bowl on Stand by Mt. Washington Glass Company
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Mt. Washington Glass Company
United States, New Bedford, MA
1891–1895
Glass, enamel; blown, enamel decoration
Overall H: 25.4 cm, W (max): 45.5 cm, Bowl W: 20.8 cm
(63.4.121)

The Great Tazza
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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.

Cage Cup
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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.

Paperweight vase with applied decoration by Tiffany Furnaces
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Learn more about Louis Comfort Tiffany and his work.

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.

Red Pyramid by Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová
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Stanislav Libenský (Czech, 1921–2002) and
Jaroslava Brychtová (Czech, b. 1924)
Czech Republic, Železný Brod
1993
Mold-melted glass, cut
H: 83.4 cm, W: 119.3 cm, D: 28.2 cm
(94.3.101)

Maestrale (North wind)
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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.

Red Lumina Spectral Starphire with Green
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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 Rose Globe by Mt. Washington Glass Company
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Mt. Washington Glass Company
United States, New Bedford, MA
1889–1900
Glass, blown, cut, ground, polished
Overall H: 14.9 cm, Diam (max): 17.9 cm
(2007.4.60)

The Mappae Clavicula
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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.