Our Glass Art Experts

The glass art displayed at the National Liberty Museum draws much interest from our visitors.
Some of our visitors are experiencing glass art for the first time, and are intrigued by this unique, contemporary, and complex art form.  Others are long-time glass art lovers, including those who are serious glass art collectors themselves.  Additionally, there is always great interest in the way glass art is used in context with liberty, heroism and civic responsibility, and history through art.

National Liberty Museum glass art experts

To enhance your interaction with our glass art collection, our Glass Art Department has established a “Glass Access” Center in the same gallery that houses our Techniques Exhibit. We invite you to stop in during your visit and ask us any questions you have. We also feature a Glass Access Gallery in our lower level, where temporary glass exhibits of various themes are displayed throughout the year.  To view our upcoming Glass Access Exhibit, click here

Our knowledgeable glass art staff, who are ready to assist you, include:

Meegan Coll
Glass Art Director
mcoll@libertymuseum.org
Emma Salamon
Glass Assistant Director
emma@libertymuseum.org
Holly Smith
Glass Coordinator
holly@libertymuseum.org

Or call 215-925-2800, ext 115.  We also have many works of art for sale, which we would love to show you.

Other resources to connect you to our glass art collection and activities:
Visit our GlassAccess Facebook page here.  See our gallery of available works here.  Sign up for updates here.

Big Ideas for Little Learners: Exploring friendship through storytelling

Join us with your family, on Saturday, June 9 at 11am, for an engaging exploration of friendship, acceptance, respect, and kindness. Using puppets, props, and lots of imagination, author and illustrator Staci Schwartz will lead an interactive reading of her book, The New Bear on the Block. Your family will receive their very own signed copy of the book, along with a special Hide-and-Seek Adventure Map of the National Liberty Museum personally designed by Staci. Learn more.

Sound + Vision Exhibition on Display April 6 - June 10

Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual arts. Featuring the works of 29 artists and collaborative teams, Sound + Vision showcases figurative representations of instruments, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends. Learn more.

Learn about our exciting Closing Event for this exhibit.

Shown: Violin by Etai Rahmil. Photo by Steven Toney.

"Pay What You Wish" and Special Activities on Memorial Day

Honor, explore, and be inspired this Memorial Day. At the National Liberty Museum you’ll discover stories of both military heroes and ordinary citizens who contributed to preserving our country’s liberty. There are special activities for adults and children throughout the day, including military trivia and a creative kids' workshop. All activities are included with your "Pay What You Wish" admission. Learn more.

Art Workshops for Kids in May and June

Join us on various weekend days in May and June when we will be offering art workshops for kids in conjunction with our Sound + Vision Exhibit. Workshops are free with Museum admission. Preregistration is required. Check our Event Calendar for details.

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In our next session, on Wednesday, June 6, our guest is Sheri E. Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College. Berman’s main interests are European politics and political history, democracy and democratization, globalization, and the history of the left. Her two books have examined the role played by social democracy in determining political outcomes in 20th-century Europe. Learn more and register day.

Young Heroes Award

This annual awards program, sponsored by TD Bank, recognizes young people who have taken leadership roles in their schools or communities to bring about positive social change. Each year we look for young people who have engaged in civic activities, promoted respectful resolutions to conflict, advocated for diversity, and much more. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more and nominate a deserving young person today.

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. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more