Now Open in Liberty Hall
Final weeks to see the Peace Portal!*
While the Strength and Fragility exhibition will continue, don’t miss your chance to see the Peace Portal, a magnificent 9-foot-tall glass centerpiece by renowned glass artists Ulla Darni, before it is taken down on Sunday, September 12.
Strength & Fragility: The Story of the NLM highlights the life of businessman and philanthropist Irvin J. Borowsky, and how his belief in universal equality and liberty, as well as his passion for contemporary glass art, led to his founding of the National Liberty Museum in 2000. Borowsky believed that liberty, like glass, is both fragile and strong, and must always be nurtured and protected. This central idea is represented throughout the Museum by thought-provoking glass art, along with stories of heroes, past and present, who have made great sacrifices to safeguard liberty.
For more than 20 years, the Museum has confronted difficult issues and asked important questions to educate visitors and inspire them to take meaningful action to advance the cause of liberty. Strength & Fragility pays homage to the life of Mr. Borowsky and the ideals of the NLM through engaging archival material, stunning glass artwork, and immersive soundscapes. *The exhibition includes (through September 12 only!) a magnificent 9-foot-tall glass canopy by Ulla Darni, entitled the Peace Portal. It incorporates a custom sound bath experience, Seeds of Love, written and produced by Philadelphia-based sound artist Luna Maye, in collaboration with composer Alfiya Glow, that gives visitors a chance to peacefully reflect on the NLM’s founding principles of promoting and advancing freedom and liberty for all.
This exhibition is included with the price of admission.
Tickets may be purchased online or at the Museum.
Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.
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