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The Glass Flowers Exhibition at Harvard: Re-Opens After Historic Renovation

Saturday, May 21, 2016 -
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Exquisite beauty. Unparalleled artistry. Amazing botanical detail.

Closed since early November 2015, the internationally acclaimed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, the Glass Flowers, has re-opened, following the most expansive renovation in the exhibit's history.

Commissioned in 1886 by Harvard University from the German glass artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka for use by students and faculty, this now-public collection contains thousands of one-of-a-kind botanical masterpieces.

The renovation features model and case restoration, space redesign, and the installation of state-of-the-art lighting and display features that will combine to create a stunning new exhibition showcasing the unique history, irreplaceable artistry, and ongoing scientific relevance of the Glass Flowers. A small exhibit of selected models will remain on temporary display.

This exhibition is supported by a generous gift in memory of Melvin R. Seiden AB 52, LLB 55 and a grant provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Sponsor(s): Harvard Museum of Natural History
Time(s): 9am-5pm
Cost: $0-$12
Phone: 617.495.3045

Published on Monday, April 18, 2016.
All information is subject to change.

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