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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Shallow Mosaic Bowl
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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 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.

Gyes Arcade by Christopher Wilmarth
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Christopher Wilmarth (American, 1943–1987)
United States, New York, New York
1969
Industrial sheet glass, cut, slumped, acid-etched, assembled
H: 36 cm, W: 238.5 cm, D: 221.5 cm
(2000.4.53)

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.

The Cold Genius by Judith Schaechter
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Judith Schaechter (American, b. 1961)
United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2009
Cut colored glass; lead came; lightbox
H: 76.2 cm, W: 109.2 cm
(2010.4.121)

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)