Glass Techniques Examined

As you explore the galleries at the National Liberty Museum in historic Philadelphia, you’ll immediately recognize that glass art takes many different forms in the world of contemporary art.

There are many different ways to work with the medium of glass.  To help visitors appreciate the glass art they see, we have created an extensive exhibit called “Techniques.”  It features a selected body of work by renowned glass artists to show the different ways glass is used for art, including casting, cold-working, flame-working, glassblowing, fusing & slumping, and various experimental techniques.

National Liberty Museum glass art
Two of the works featured in this exhibit are shown above .  (Left) “Neptune” by Lucio Bubacco is an example of flame-worked glass. (Right) “Thistle bottle” by Carrie Gustafson is an example of blown and engraved glass.

All works in the Techniques Exhibit are available for purchase.  For glass art sales, please contact our Glass Director Meegan Coll at meegan.coll@gmail.com.  We invite you to click below on the names of the artists included in this exhibition to learn more about their glass art.

An evening with 94WIP hosts
Ray Didinger and Glen Macnow

Join us on Tuesday evening, July 18, when Ray and Glen present the greatest sports movie clips of all time, focusing on the theme of “overcoming adversity.” Special guests include St. Joe’s Hawks Head Basketball Coach Phil Martelli; Flyers Great Brian Propp; and Voice of the Eagles & Philadelphia Legend Merrill Reese. Food, craft beer, spirits, and a live auction of sports memorabilia. Learn more and buy your tickets here.

Pride Month at NLM

During Pride Month (June 1-30, 2017), we are celebrating heroes in the LGBTQ+ community through highlighted exhibits and special events all month long. When you visit NLM, you’ll learn the stories of those who pushed for progress while helping to support programming that preserves freedom and equality for generations to come. Click here to learn more.

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

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. Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award have been extended to July 7. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

Transparency,
An LGBT+ Glass Art Exhibition

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

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.