Last updated: 8/8/2022
Millville, New Jersey
Address
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08322
phone: 856-825-6800
e-mail: mail@wheatonarts.org
web: www.wheatonarts.org
Hours
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, & MARCH: WheatonArts Museum Store hours
Sunday, Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
The Museum of American Glass and the Artist’s Studios will be closed during these months.
April through December
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Mondayclosed
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.
Admissions

FREE admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel.

FREE to Shop and Stroll! (Except during special outdoor events).

Adults: $10
Seniors (62+): $9
Students (): $7
Children under 5: Free
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Sarah Lacy, Event Coordinator
phone: 856-825-6800
Description

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.

Mission

WheatonArts engages artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity.

Educational Programs

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!

Services

Shop WheatonArts

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.

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Group Tours

Exhibitions
Friday, April 1 - Saturday, December 31, 2022
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/
$12.00 Adults $11.00 Senior Adults (62+) $7.00 Students Children 5 & under are free
For more information, please call 856-825-6800 or email wheatonartsnews@wheatonarts.org.
Friday, April 1 - Saturday, December 31, 2022
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.
Monday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Free Thursday Through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. all August long
WheatonArts Campus
Imagination & artistic processes meet at WheatonArts for a mesmerizing arts experience for all ages! The Wheaton Wide Open initiative offers all visitors FREE Admission for the entire month of August 2022. Located within an hour from Atlantic City, Cape May, Wilmington, and Philadelphia, WheatonArts is a charming 45-acre wooded campus dedicated to engaging artists & audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. Explore thought-provoking exhibitions in the renowned Museum of American Glass and exhibits celebrating the region?s cultural diversity inside the Down Jersey Folklife Center. Interact with resident artists in the Glass, Pottery, and Flamework Studios as they skillfully demonstrate the transformation of clay & molten glass into beautiful objects. Shop the award-winning Museum Stores for traditional & contemporary crafts in all mediums. Enjoy scenic picnic areas, and walk the mile-looping Nature Trail with a scavenger hunt for native species & structures. Come explore, experience, and create at WheatonArts, open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. More details at wheatonarts.org.
FREE
For more information, please call 856-825-6800 or email news@wheatonarts.org.
Museum Events
Sunday, August 21, 2022
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Explore over 80 antique fire trucks from the Mid-Atlantic States on display throughout the WheatonArts campus!
Now in its 41st year, the Fire Muster & Fire Fighter's Family Day, presented by the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2022. Highlights include water pumping displays of fire hoses into the lake, a Firematic Flea Market, apparatus judging and awards presentation, and the dramatic exit of the fire trucks' driving off the grounds at the end of the event.
Fire Muster is FREE and open to the public, part of "Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!" All WheatonArts exhibitions and artist demonstrations are free for the day as well.
For more information, please call 856-825-6800 or email wheatonartsnews@wheatonarts.org.
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