When:
Sunday, Jan 01, 2023 9:00a -
Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 5:00p

Where:
Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA

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Admission:
$0-15

Categories:
Art, Date Idea, History, Rainy Day Ideas

Event website:
https://hmnh.harvard.edu/glass-flowers

One of Harvard University’s most famous treasures is the internationally acclaimed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, better known as the “Glass Flowers." This unique collection was made by Leopold (1822-1895) and Rudolf Blaschka (1857-1939), a father and son team of Czech glass artists. Over fifty years, from 1886 through 1936, the Blaschkas produced 4,300 glass models that represent 780 plant species.


The Glass Flowers gallery underwent a historic renovation in 2016, introducing rebuilt, original historic wood and glass display cases, new state-of-the-art lighting, and sophisticated conservation systems. The newly configured gallery space and scientific interpretation showcases the ongoing scientific relevance of the collection and enriches the visitors’ experience of the models.

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