SPACELAB: An Interstellar Exhibit of Glass Art

On display July 6 – September 7, 2018. Please stop by the front desk to let our staff know you would like to see this 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. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.

Icarus by James Labold

Artists Accepted for this Exhibit:

SPACELAB Opening Reception

The Opening Reception for SPACELAB was held Friday, July 6. Guests had the chance to preview the show, meet some of the featured artists, and see a performance by the over-the-top glam rock band, OOLALA.

For a full album of photos, click here.


VIP Opening Reception
The VIP Opening Reception for SPACELAB was held on Thursday, July 12.  Guests had VIP access to the show, met featured artists, enjoyed a performance troupe, and watched a movie screening of Travis – The True Story of Travis Walton, one man’s survival of a terrifying journey. There was also a Q&A session with film producers and UFO research experts.

For a full album of photos, click here.



Awards of Valor

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.

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.

Glass Auction & Gala

Join us on Saturday, October 6 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown! The Glass Auction & Gala features hundreds of glass artworks by artists from all over the world. 100% of the proceeds support the Museum’s education and outreach programs for kids.

Learn more.

FPRI to host an insider's guide to US-Cuban Relations

The Foreign Policy Research Institute, a think tank that brings the insights of scholarship to America’s foreign policies, will host its next event of the 2018 fall/winter series at the NLM on Wednesday, October 10. It is a conversation on the decades of tumultuous US-Cuban relations since the Castro Revolution. Learn more and register today.