Glass on Display at Airport

Glass on Display at Airport Thirty-eight pieces from the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village’s permanent collection are on exhibit in the Philadelphia Airport through November. The exhibition features over 30 objects from Early American Glass, Pressed/Cut Glass and Studio Glass. It is located between Terminals A-East and B and can be viewed by ticketed passengers only.

The Philadelphia Airport has one of the most active exhibition programs in the country with thirteen rotating exhibition sites throughout the seven terminals. Each exhibition continues for approximately five months. The program primarily exhibits work by artists and arts organizations in the Philadelphia area to promote the region’s cultural vitality.

Leah Douglas, Director of Exhibitions for the Philadelphia International Airport, states, “With thirteen continuous exhibitions, I am able to showcase a wide variety of art forms and subject matter from contemporary drawings and abstract sculpture to thematic exhibits like ‘Building the Ballpark: Phillies Stadium History’ as well as museum collections. There is hopefully something on view for everybody. The exhibition from the Museum of American Glass is not only very informative about the institution and the history of American glass but it is also extremely eye-catching with significant pieces from the world famous glass companies of Tiffany and Steuben and well-known contemporary artists Dale Chihuly and Howard Ben Tré.”

Additional items on display include: an early South Jersey pitcher; a large Tiffany Favrile vase with engraved leaves; banquet-size Carnival punch bowl with cups; Dale Chihuly Macchia sculpture; full-size, cut glass electric lamp; Amberina pitcher and tumbler set; and a variety of paperweights.

The Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village has one of the most comprehensive collections of American glass in the country. Over 6,500 objects are on display. Wheaton Village hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April through December. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission: Adults $10.00, $9.00 Senior Citizens and $7.00 Students. Children five and under are free. The Museum of American Glass, Glass Studio in the T. C. Wheaton Glass Factory, Woodcarving, Flameworking and Ceramics Studios, Down Jersey Folklife Center, and museum stores are included with the price of admission. For more information, call 1-800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800, or visit www.wheatonvillage.org..

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