Glass Techniques Examined

As you explore the galleries at the National Liberty Museum in historic Philadelphia, you’ll immediately recognize that glass art takes many different forms in the world of contemporary art.

There are many different ways to work with the medium of glass.  To help visitors appreciate the glass art they see, we have created an extensive exhibit called “Techniques.”  It features a selected body of work by renowned glass artists to show the different ways glass is used for art, including casting, cold-working, flame-working, glassblowing, fusing & slumping, and various experimental techniques.

National Liberty Museum glass art
Two of the works featured in this exhibit are shown above .  (Left) “Neptune” by Lucio Bubacco is an example of flame-worked glass. (Right) “Thistle bottle” by Carrie Gustafson is an example of blown and engraved glass.

All works in the Techniques Exhibit are available for purchase.  For glass art sales, please contact our Glass Director Meegan Coll at meegan.coll@gmail.com.  We invite you to click below on the names of the artists included in this exhibition to learn more about their glass art.

Awards of Valor

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SPACELAB EXHIBIT

SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown – outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. Learn more.

Interstellar Stitch Workshop with Escape Threads

In conjunction with NLM's SPACELAB Exhibit, on Thursday evening, August 23, Philadelphia-based artist Danielle Conyers of Escape Threads will lead an embroidery workshop to create a one-of-a-kind, hand-sewn pulsar map on a wood hoop canvas. No previous stitching knowledge is necessary. Learn more and register today.

FPRI to host a conversation about Russia

The Foreign Policy Research Institute, a think tank that brings the insights of scholarship to America’s foreign policies, kicks off its 2018 fall/winter series of events at the NLM on Thursday, September 6 with a conversation on the Putin regime and political murder in Russia. Learn more and register today.