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.

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.

National Liberty Museum glass art experts
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.

The Treachery of Images,
an Exhibit of Glass Pipes

Opening on Friday, April 7, this new temporary exhibit will showcase works that traditionally have been marginalized as “functional” glass art due to their association with an illicit activity. The “Treachery of Images” Exhibit embraces both the technical and social challenges of this art form by celebrating the unconventional designs and amazing craftsmanship of glass pipemakers. The work shown here, Freija by Banjo and Snic Barnes, is one of dozens of works that will be on display. Click here to learn more.

Transparency,
An LGBT+ Glass Art Exhibition

Opening on Friday, June 2 to coincide with “LGBT Pride Month,” this will be the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBT+ community. It will showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these artists. The work shown here by Pearl Dick will be among dozens of works on display. Click here to learn more.

Free Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Festival... RSVP today!

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for FREE film screenings and community-driven conversations. Four films are scheduled for the coming months. After each FREE screening, we will host a thought-provoking panel discussion. Learn more and RSVP Today!

Lectures on Important Foreign Policy Issues

The National Liberty Museum co-sponsors and hosts a series of lectures on important foreign policy issues. Click here to learn about the upcoming event on May 2.

TD Bank Young Heroes Awards... Nominate someone today!

Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award are now open. Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, resolving conflicts respectfully, promoting diversity, and demonstrating leadership in their school or community. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

NLM's 2017 Glass Auction & Gala

This year’s GLASS AUCTION & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA. An outstanding collection of art is being assembled. Sponsorships are available. Our 2017 "Heroes of Liberty" are Stephen & Sandy Sheller. The artist honoree is Pearl Dick from Chicago. Click here for more information.

NLM Travel is headed to Wisconsin

Join the NLM on an arts-filled tour of parts of Wisconsin, Sept. 6-11, 2017. From Milwaukee’s art museums, to private collections, to a stop in beautiful Door County, which juts directly into Lake Michigan, you’ll follow host Arlene Silvers for a one-of-a-kind experience. Click here for more information.