Last updated: 11/8/2022
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08322
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, & MARCH: WheatonArts Museum Store hours
|Sunday, Saturday||10 AM - 5 PM|
The Museum of American Glass and the Artist’s Studios will be closed during these months.April through December
|Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday||10 AM - 5 PM|
Closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. We close at 3 p.m. on December 24. Open Wednesday, July 4.
FREE admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel.
FREE to Shop and Stroll! (Except during special outdoor events).
Seniors (62+): $9
Students (): $7
Children under 5: Free
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Sarah Lacy, Event Coordinator
Watch world-class glass art created in the Glass Studio. Tour the Museum of American Glass with its notable collection. Walk through the Craft Studios and see skilled artists at work. Browse through the finest selection of handcrafted gift items in our award-winning museum stores. A variety of special events, exhibitions and educational programs are offered throughout the year.
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (“WheatonArts”), founded as Wheaton Village in 1968, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. The mission will be advanced through the interpretation of collections and exhibitions; education initiatives and culturally diverse public programs; residencies and other opportunities for artists. With a history spanning four decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. The Museum of American Glass is at the heart of the Center, housing the most comprehensive collection of glass produced in America. Located in Millville, center of the nation’s first glass industry, the Museum is one of only 8 museums in New Jersey to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
WheatonArts engages artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity.
Programs at WheatonArts
The Museum of American Glass is the foundation of our program infrastructure. Accredited by the America Alliance of Museums, the Museum houses the nation’s largest collection of American glass and encompasses examples of the earliest glass objects made in America to 18th century glass to fine contemporary glass art. The Museum’s glass and library collections are a primary resource for scholars, collectors, other institutions and artists.
The Artist Studios facilitate the work of a multi-level artist community including staff, visiting artists, assistants, and students, while offering public access and interactive programming. The Glass Studio, considered the “heartbeat” of the organization, is the primary asset from which we achieve our goals to share the creative process with public audiences in an extraordinary public facility.
The Creative Glass Center of America (CGCA) offers fellowships to emerging and mid-career artists and is an exceptional resource for artists working in glass. Through an annual peer review process, 10 artists are awarded working residencies, providing 24-hour studio access, materials, housing, and stipends. The Resident Studio Assistant Program continues to offer exceptional professional development for younger artists.
The Ceramic Studio is also a magnet for visitors of all ages. An internship program and a seasoned Noborigama wood kiln have catalyzed a community of potters. Other studios feature flamework (torch-made glass) and paper arts.
Down Jersey Folklife offers programs and temporary exhibitions related to the folk traditions and cultural diversity of southern New Jersey and also has special exhibits highlighting the region’s many ethnic groups and art forms.
At WheatonArts, we value the creative process, and the many ways in which engagement with the arts introduces learning skills and strengthens basic classroom curriculum goals. In addition to all of the many wonderful exhibits, demonstrations and other attractions throughout WheatonArts, we offer special programs and classes for students and adults.
Up to 10 additional special weekend events augment daily programs. In addition to the Festival of Fine Craft and GlassWeekend, two WheatonArts signature events, there are numerous community events including multicultural festivals. Look for upcoming news on our Wheaton Wide Open Weekends, sponsored by PNC Arts Alive!
Whether you are looking for handcrafted, quality items; locally, New Jersey, American or ethically (fair trade) made you will find it here at Shop WheatonArts. If you are looking for artwork by a specific artist, a one-of-a-kind gift, or an object that has a story or holds a memory you will find it here too.
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People, Place, Process: 50 Years of Glassmaking at WheatonArts
This ongoing Museum of American Glass exhibition honors 50 years of glassmakers at WheatonArts! Discover collaborations that artfully combine vision, artifacts that serve as muse, and the tools that connect skills across time. /////// See themes of creativity reflected through people, place, and process. Combined, they showcase the exploration of creativity specific to WheatonArts. Through these tangible pieces, experience the intangible qualities that make WheatonArts a creative sanctuary - the people who allow creativity to flourish, the place steeped in the glassmaking tradition, and the process of balancing skill with vision. //// Open April through December 2022. For current hours, tickets, and visitor guidelines, visit https://www.wheatonarts.org/tickets/
$11.00 Senior Adults (62+)
Children 5 & under are free
Collecting & Connecting: Museum of American Glass Recent Acquisitions
The mission of the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts is to preserve and continue the tradition of glassblowing in South Jersey. The Museum gathers historical artifacts and contemporary artworks tied into the South Jersey glass tradition and the WheatonArts Glass Studio in its acquisitions. The Collecting & Connecting exhibit displays a variety of techniques, concepts, and materials, including glass gramophone horns, biological materials encased in glass, and artisan glass directly from South Jersey designers. These recent acquisitions help expand the Museum's current collection and our understanding of glass history and provide insight as to where the future of glass is heading. ////// Open April through December 2022.
WheatonArts annual Holiday Studio Sale begins every year on Black Friday! Explore original works of pottery and glass art at discounted prices. Pottery includes works by Senior Resident Potter, Terry Plasket, and the WheatonArts' team of Associate Potters, Samantha Bartlett, Tessa Carlton, Clint Hunter, Amy Peseller, and Phyllis Seidner. The Holiday Studio Sale features the Glass Art of Melanie and David Leppla, as well as unique works by the WheatonArts Staff Glass Artists. Admission is FREE to the sale, open November 25 through December 4, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the WheatonArts Event Center. Visitors can create personalized gift tags for all the perfect gifts they find at the complimentary art activity table. ///////
WheatonArts Members are invited to an Early Preview Reception on November 26 at 9 a.m. to enjoy refreshments while choosing their favorite sale items before opening to the public. ////// Additionally, the WheatonArts Museum Stores have extended their holiday hours, open each day of the Holiday Studio Sale! Proceeds from the Sale and Museum Store purchases support individual artists and arts programming at WheatonArts.
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