Glass Art at NLM

The display of glass art at the National Liberty Museum plays an integral role in the Museum’s educational mission. Glass is the prism through which we converse with visitors about the role we each play in safeguarding our liberty, as well as the connection between freedom and creativity.

The Museum displays glass art both in its permanent exhibits and through rotating exhibits in our GlassAccess Gallery.

The National Liberty Museum’s support of glass art positions our institution as a unique venue to celebrate and discuss issues relevant to the international glass community. That makes it an important platform for glass collectors and artists alike. It’s also an inspiration for new collectors who discover this art form while visiting the Museum.

Please use the side navigation bar to learn about all of our activities related to glass, including our annual Glass Auction & Gala, our most important fundraiser of the year. To receive news and announcements from our Glass Art Department throughout the year, click here to join our Glass Art Community.

 

We invite you to play this video for a firsthand account of the connection between glass art and liberty from an artist who escaped communism.

 

We Can Be Heroes Exhibition –
Call to Artists

Philly Loves Bowie Week (January 3-12) is an annual volunteer production created by a family of committed fans of the superstar David Bowie who felt it was important to gather together as a community to celebrate a truly one-of-a-kind performer. The National Liberty Museum will be participating in these Bowie-themed events with an exhibition in our GlassAccess Gallery called, We Can Be Heroes.

Artists who use glass, clay, paint, pencil, video, and other materials are invited to submit their works which relate to the general theme of David Bowie. Learn more and apply to participate today.

Destined for the Stars
by Ricky Bernstein

Destined for the Stars, a solo exhibition of painted glass, aluminum, and mixed media wall-reliefs. will be on display in our GlassAccess Gallery from August 2 - December 2, 2019. In this limited-time show, artist Ricky Bernstein celebrates victories over life’s everyday challenges, making the point that we are all heroes in our own right. Don't miss the opportunity to see this colorful and imaginative display. Learn more.

Learn about the 2019 Awards of Valor Honorees

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. The 2019 Awards have been presented to this year's honorees, Please click here for the names of the winners.

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.

Read and Romp

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.

The upcoming Read & Romps will be held on Monday morning October 21. Check our events calendar for complete details.