Glass Art

Glass art is the primary art form at the National Liberty Museum, as it makes the point that freedom is “fragile,” like glass.  We invite you to play this video for a firsthand account of the connection between glass art and liberty from an artist who escaped communism.

The National Liberty Museum’s mission of supporting glass art positions our institution as a unique venue to celebrate and discuss issues relevant to the international glass community. Our use of glass art in connection with liberty makes this a favorite venue among glass collectors and artists alike.  We are also an inspiration for new collectors who discover this art form while visiting the Museum.

The display of glass art plays an integral role in the Museum’s educational mission. Glass is the prism through which we converse with visitors about the fragility of freedom and the role we each play in safeguarding it. The Museum is aptly located on Philadelphia’s Liberty Trail, just two blocks from Independence Hall.

Please use the menu on the left above to learn about our exhibits, events and activities relating to glass art.

 

 

Sound + Vision Exhibition on Display April 6 - June 10

Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual arts. Featuring the works of 29 artists and collaborative teams, Sound + Vision showcases figurative representations of instruments, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends. Learn more.

Shown: Violin by Etai Rahmil. Photo by Steven Toney.

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In the next session of our ongoing lecture series by FPRI, our guest is Stuart Eizenstat, Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP. He will discuss his new book, President Carter: The White House Years, which provides an insider perspective on the successes and failures of the Carter Administration. This lecture will be held on May 2 at 6:30pm. Learn more and register day.

Young Heroes Award

This annual awards program, sponsored by TD Bank, recognizes young people who have taken leadership roles in their schools or communities to bring about positive social change. Each year we look for young people who have engaged in civic activities, promoted respectful resolutions to conflict, advocated for diversity, and much more. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more and nominate a deserving young person today.

Awards of Valor

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more