The Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History
Tue, Dec 15, 2009 - Thu, Dec 31, 2015
Times: 9 am to 5 pm, 361 days/year
Venue: Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street, 7-8 Minute Walk From Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
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The Ware Collection of Glass Models of Plants -- "The Glass Flowers"
3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, flowers and fruits, painstakingly blown & crafted in glass from 1886 to 1936 by Dresden, Germany-based glass artists & lampworkers, father and son Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Includes the Blaschkas' flame-working tools and work bench, and a 7 minute video presentation on their work. Docent-led tours available for groups by advance reservation. Ongoing