Tuesday, May 20, 2014

“Sharp Edges, Brilliant Cut Glass through the Centuries” at Acorn Hall

"Sharp Edges, Brilliant Cut Glass through the Centuries"
On Display through June 8, 2014 at Acorn Hall

Experience firsthand the timeless beauty and elegance of American Brilliant Cut Glass at the Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall in its new exhibit "Sharp Edges, Brilliant Cut Glass through the Centuries" now on view through June 8, 2014. The Morris County Historical Society is pleased to have Patricia Sanftner as the exhibit’s guest curator. An avid collector of the antique American glassware, Ms. Sanftner is the director of the Schuyler-Hamilton House in Morristown, and an adjunct, Tech Theater Department-Costume Construction/Wardrobe Mistress at Marymont Manhattan College. 

The Sharp Edges exhibit sparkles with cut glassware from the Brilliant period (1880 - 1915) when American glass cutters produced the best pieces in the world. American Brilliant is known for its clarity, size, weight, and the artistry that shaped its sharp prismatic cuts. Some of these exceptional glass-making companies were located in New Jersey; once considered a glass-making center because of its sandy shores. The items currently on display in the exhibit are from numerous personal collections, the Morris County Historical Society, as well as from the American Brilliant Cut Glass Association.  The admission fee to tour Acorn Hall and see the exhibit is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and children under 12 are free. The fee to tour the exhibit, only, is half of the regular admission price.

The Morris County Historical Society, founded in 1946, is a member-supported, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its headquarters, Acorn Hall, is an Italianate Villa mansion open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays (11:00 am - 4:00 pm) and Sundays (1:00 - 4:00 pm). For more information, call 973-267-3465 or visit www.acornhall.org.

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