Harvard's Glass Flowers

Open daily 9am-5pm Thu, Nov 8, 2012 - Fri, Jan 1, 2016

Venue: Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact:

Blue Magruder

bluemagruder@hmsc.harvard.edu

617-495-3045

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3,000 amazingly realistic glass models of plants, flowers and fruits, painstakingly handcrafted from 1886 to 1936 by German glass artists, father and son Leopold & Rudolph Blaschka. Created as teaching models for Harvard's botanical museum, the Blaschkas' works allowed students to examine flowering plants from all over the world before the invention of airplanes and color photography. Heirs to a long tradition of glass-working in Bohemia, the Blaschkas had a studio outside of Dresden, Germany. Price: $12.00 Non-Harvard Students with I.D.: $10.00 Seniors (65+): $10.00 Children ages 3-18: $8.00, Free to MA residents Sundays 9AM-Noon Phone: (617) 495-3045 Age Suitability: Kids and up A 7-8 minute walk through historic Harvard Yard from the Harvard Square redline T stop. For more info about directions and the museum visit: http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/plan_your_visit/directions_and_parking.html

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