On Display April 6 – June 10, 2018
Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual expression. It showcases figurative representations of instruments and sound, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia and sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends like David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson and many others.
In addition to its use as a medium for musically thematic and illustrative visual work, glass has been used to physically create music for hundreds of years. Whether by friction, as with the glass harmonica and the crystallophone, or by percussion, as with glass marimbas and instruments like the Thai ranat kaeo, the aural potential of glassmaking has been a fruitful subject of exploration. A renewed artistic interest in the acoustic properties of glass has led to exciting experimentation with form, structure, and performance.
Sound + Vision kicked off with an amazing Opening Reception
More than 350 friends, supporters, and art lovers joined us to celebrate the opening of the Sound + Vision exhibit on Friday evening, April 6. We extend special thanks to the many participating artists who attended, some of whom traveled great distances to be here. We are also grateful to those who performed throughout the evening, including violinist Jeoung Yin Kim, violist Meng Wang, and cellist Robert Cafaro from the Philadelphia Orchestra; artist Bohyun Yoon from Virginia Commonwealth University, accompanied by fellow professor Justin Alexander and their students; and artist Yixuan Pan. If you were among the guests that evening, we thank you for coming and hope you return again soon. If you missed this event, be sure to visit by June 10 to see this outstanding exhibition.
Please enjoy these photos from our Opening Reception. For a complete album of photos, click here.
Photos provided by Priscilla White
Be sure to check out these other events presented in conjunction with Sound + Vision
• The Sight + Sound Creative Workshop for Kids on May 28.
• Everyday Instruments Workshop for Kids on May 19 and again on June 3
• Screening of the film Landfill Harmonic on May 18
• Sound + Vision Closing Weekend Reception on June 8
Join Lila Liberty on her quest to spread acceptance and kindness by helping her collect her "Super Hero Gadgets" throughout the Museum. This self-guided experience will encourage your child to understand how qualities like empathy, integrity, responsibility, and courage define what it means to be a Hero.
Lila Liberty’s Hero Quest is available between 1-3pm every Saturday and Sunday beginning on December 1, It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.
Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries. Read & Romps are held twice a week, on Monday and Saturday mornings. Learn about the “story of the week” and choose the day that works best for you! Snacks and Museum admission are included.
Check our events calendar for upcoming Read & Romps beginning on December 3, 2018.
GiveBack Workshops at NLM are a unique way of volunteering and the perfect spark to activate your family’s sense of empathy, respect, and responsibility, the character traits that make someone a true hero of liberty. A different GiveBack Workshop is held once each month on a Saturday morning. You and your children will work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity specifically designed by the partner organization for that month.
Check our events calendar for all the upcoming GiveBack Workshops –and the organizations with whom we are partnering– beginning on January 12, 2019.
This season, the National Liberty Museum is creating a special Holiday Shop in our newly renovated Museum Store. It will feature a one-of-a-kind collection of gifts, including festive glass ornaments, fair trade handmade jewelry, unique stocking stuffers, and much more. Click here for dates and details.
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. The 2018 Awards Ceremony was held on September 12. Our honorees' inspiring stories will be displayed in a Museum exhibit and on our 2018 Awards of Valor page in the coming weeks. Please check back shortly,
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Our 2018 Glass Auction & Gala was held on Saturday, October 6 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown! With more than 350 guests from near and far, we're proud to share that this was one of our most successful Auctions yet! All proceeds directly benefit the thousands of children who participate in our education and outreach programs.
Photos of this exciting event are now available for viewing.
We thank everyone who supported our most important fundraiser of the year.