The Treachery of Images – A Glass Art Exhibition
April 7, 2017 @ 10am – May 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Museums are traditionally seen as gatekeepers of artistic respectability. Let’s crash the gates with the help of radical and revolutionary artists.
Glass smoking pipes —known as “functional glass” — occupy a marginal space in the art world due to their association with illicit activities. As a result, functional glass artists are rarely recognized for the creative problem-solving, innovation, and experimentation they put to use in service of their art. They solve physical and aesthetic problems that are unique to this “underground” world of glass blowing.
In this new exhibit, we will showcase work that pushes the limits of functional glass pipes. The “Treachery of Images” embraces the technical, as well as the social challenges pipemakers face in their efforts to be accepted within the art world. Let’s celebrate the love these artists have for exploring the material of glass — a love that shines through within their unconventional designs and amazing craftsmanship.
This exhibition will be open for viewing during all Museum hours of operation from Friday, April 7 through Sunday, May 7. It is included with your Museum admission.
This temporary glass art exhibition is part of the National Liberty Museum’s LGBTQ+ Pride Month Activities
For more than 40 years, LGBTQ+ identifying people have gathered in the month of June to commemorate their struggles, celebrate their identities, and advocate for their communities. What we now call “LGBT Pride Month” or simply “Pride” is a worldwide phenomenon that reminds us that the freedom to live our truth is necessary for a liberated society.
For Pride 2017, the National Liberty Museum will host the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBTQ+ community. We are very excited to present this celebration of identity and freedom at the National Liberty Museum, and we hope that you will visit as we showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by glass artists in the LGBTQ+ community.
This exhibit will be open for viewing during all Museum hours of operation from Friday, June 2 through Sunday, August 6. It is included with your Museum admission.
The National Liberty Museum features many exhibits specifically relating to our nation’s leaders, including a collection of original White House China, a Medals of Honor Exhibit, and several beautiful oil paintings. We're offering discounted admission on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 & 19, and Pay-What-You-Wish on Presidents' Day Monday, February 20. Click here for more information.
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 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 14.
Nominations for our 2017 Teacher as Hero Awards sponsored by State Farm are now open. TEN awards will be presented in THREE categories of achievement. Learn more and submit your nomination 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 Professional Development Workshops feature expert presenters who offer a fresh perspective on successful teaching practices. The upcoming workshop is “Understanding and Supporting Anxious Students.” It is a full-day, 15 Act 48 hour course to be held on Saturday, March 4, from 9am – 3:30pm at the Museum. Click here to learn more.
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.