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.

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.

Transparency,
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.