for our 18th Annual

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Glass Auction Guests Tatyana Enkin and Warren Estis

This year’s GLASS  Auction & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7, 2017 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA,19103.

To find out how you can become a 2017 sponsor, contact Peggy Sweeney at 215-925-2800, x116 or email

The National Liberty Museum is proud to announce that Ms. Pearl Dick, from Chicago, Il,
will be our Artist Honoree for our 2017 Glass Auction & Gala.

Not only is Ms. Dick an exceptional glass artist and contributor to our auctions, but her tireless dedication to making the world a better place is also a perfect example of the lessons we teach at the NLM. For ten years, Pearl has been a teaching artist with After School Matters®, a non-profit organization that provides life-changing programs for Chicago teens. In 2015, she joined forces with Dr. Bradley Stolbach, a University of Chicago clinical psychologist, and ArtReach Chicago, a 501C3 organization dedicated to providing arts education to under-served communities to develop a glassblowing program for teens who have experienced violence-related trauma. Project FIRE (Fearless Initiative for Recovery and Empowerment) combines glass art education with mentoring, psychological treatment, and employment opportunities. Teen participants, who are known as “FIREwalkers,” say that the program helps them develop their creativity and envision a positive future for themselves.

See some highlights from our 2016 Glass Auction, and view the work from last year’s auction here.  Also, visit our GlassAccess Blog, which showcases our entire glass art inventory.

Free Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Festival... RSVP today!

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for FREE film screenings and community-driven conversations. Four films are scheduled for the coming months. After each FREE screening, we will host a thought-provoking panel discussion. Learn more and RSVP Today!

The Treachery of Images,
an Exhibit of Glass Pipes

Opening on Friday, April 7, this new temporary exhibit will showcase works that traditionally have been marginalized as “functional” glass art due to their association with an illicit activity. The “Treachery of Images” Exhibit embraces both the technical and social challenges of this art form by celebrating the unconventional designs and amazing craftsmanship of glass pipemakers. The work shown here, Freija by Banjo and Snic Barnes, is one of dozens of works that will be on display. Click here to learn more.

Holocaust Remembrance Program

Provided by the Fegelson–Young–Feinberg Post #697 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States

This free program will be presented on Wednesday, April 19, from 2:00-4:00pm.
The two participating speakers are Daniel Goldsmith, who was a “hidden child” in Belgium during the Holocaust and survived through the aid of Catholic organizations; and
Pfc. Bernard Lens, who served in the U.S. Army under General George Patton and was among the troops who discovered and liberated the concentration “death” camps.
Click here to learn more.

Lectures on Important Foreign Policy Issues

The National Liberty Museum co-sponsors and hosts a series of lectures on important foreign policy issues. Click here to learn about the upcoming event on March 28.

An LGBT+ Glass Art Exhibition

Opening on Friday, June 2 to coincide with “LGBT Pride Month,” this will be the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBT+ community. It will showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these artists. The work shown here by Pearl Dick will be among dozens of works on display. Click here to learn more.

TD Bank Young Heroes Awards... Nominate someone today!

Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award are now open. Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, resolving conflicts respectfully, promoting diversity, and demonstrating leadership in their school or community. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

NLM's 2017 Glass Auction & Gala

This year’s GLASS AUCTION & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA. An outstanding collection of art is being assembled. Sponsorships will soon be available. The artist honoree is Pearl Dick from Chicago. Click here for more information.

NLM Travel is headed to Wisconsin

Join the NLM on an arts-filled tour of parts of Wisconsin, Sept. 6-11, 2017. From Milwaukee’s art museums, to private collections, to a stop in beautiful Door County, which juts directly into Lake Michigan, you’ll follow host Arlene Silvers for a one-of-a-kind experience. Click here for more information.