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.

 

Our special Holiday Pop-Up Shop is now open

The NLM's 2019 Holiday Pop-Up Shop will remain open through December 31. There is no admission fee for people who just come in to shop. And... if you spend $75 or more, your Museum visit is FREE!

Click here for complete information, including images of some of the wonderful artwork that may be available.

Are you a Museum member? If not, this is a great time to join. Members get an additional 10% off their entire purchase (some exclusions apply).

Give Like A Hero This Holiday Season

Each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program sends our educators directly into Philadelphia’s most underserved schools to teach students critical leadership skills and empower them to make positive changes in their school and community. This year our educators are teaching in twenty Title 1 schools, and more schools are waiting.

Click here to learn the remarkable things our Young Heroes have accomplished and how you can help us impact 5,000 more students!

We Can Be Heroes Exhibition –
Opening Reception

We Can Be Heroes is a multi-media art exhibition presented in conjunction with “Philly Loves Bowie Week" (PLBW) (Jan. 3-12). The Opening will be held on Friday, January 3, from 5:30-8:30pm.

We invite you to join us for refreshments, live music, poetry readings, and a first-look at this amazing exhibition. Learn more and register today.

Prohibition: 100 Years

One hundred years ago, Prohibition went into effect across the country. We invite to join us on Friday, January 17 at 7pm, when we explore the question of liberty and the government’s impact on both personal and business freedoms. You'll enjoy a night of libations, interactive activities, and learning about life in prohibition era Philly.

Learn more and purchase your ticket today

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.

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