Sound + Vision Exhibit

On Display April 6 – June 10, 2018

Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual expression. It showcases figurative representations of instruments and sound, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia and sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends like David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson and many others.

In addition to its use as a medium for musically thematic and illustrative visual work, glass has been used to physically create music for hundreds of years. Whether by friction, as with the glass harmonica and the crystallophone, or by percussion, as with glass marimbas and instruments like the Thai ranat kaeo, the aural potential of glassmaking has been a fruitful subject of exploration. A renewed artistic interest in the acoustic properties of glass has led to exciting experimentation with form, structure, and performance.

 

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Sound + Vision
kicked off with an amazing Opening Reception

More than 350 friends, supporters, and art lovers joined us to celebrate the opening of the Sound + Vision exhibit on Friday evening, April 6.  We extend special thanks to the many participating artists who attended, some of whom traveled great distances to be here. We are also grateful to those who performed throughout the evening, including violinist Jeoung Yin Kim, violist Meng Wang, and cellist Robert Cafaro from the Philadelphia Orchestra; artist Bohyun Yoon from Virginia Commonwealth University, accompanied by fellow professor Justin Alexander and their students; and artist Yixuan Pan.  If you were among the guests that evening, we thank you for coming and hope you return again soon. If you missed this event, be sure to visit by June 10 to see this outstanding exhibition.

Please enjoy these photos from our Opening Reception. For a complete album of photos, click here.

Photos provided by Priscilla White


Be sure to check out these other events presented in conjunction with Sound + Vision

• The Sight + Sound Creative Workshop for Kids on May 28.
Everyday Instruments Workshop for Kids on May 19 and again on June 3
• Screening of the film Landfill Harmonic on May 18
Sound + Vision Closing Weekend Reception on June 8

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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