Curator’s Tour, Glass Demo and Performance at WheatonArts

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Registration is $35 per person 

Pick-up Location

The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia 


This program is being supported by Sherry and Brian Effron

CraftNOW invites you to discover glassworks at the WheatonArts and Cultural Center through this exclusive sequence of programming.

Join Julie Courtney on a curator’s tour of Emanation in the Museum of American Glass featuring works by contemporary artists Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha Mcdonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington.

Watch a live and narrated glass blowing demonstration before taking time to enjoy the cultural campus, museum stores and Gatehouse Cafe.

Phantom Frequencies, a mini opera using glass instruments, will be performed for its fourth and final time by Martha McDonald and Laura Baird.

Space will be limited! Click here to register

Tour Schedule
9:30am           Check in begins in front of UArts at 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
10:00am         Travel to WheatonArts in Millville, New Jersey
11:15am         Curator’s tour of Emanation with Julie Courtney 

12:30pm         Narrated Demonstration in Glass Studio

1:00pm           *Break for lunch or browse the campus and museum stores
2:00pm           Phantom Frequencies performance by Martha McDonald and Laura Baird
3:00pm           Return travel to Philadelphia

*Lunch at the Gatehouse Cafe is not included in registration fee


WheatonArts and Cultural Center

Located in Millville, New Jersey, at the center of the nation’s first glass industry, WheatonArts is internationally recognized for its unique collections, programs, and glass studio. The Museum of American Glass is at the heart of the Center, housing the most comprehensive collection of glass produced in America.


This third exhibition of contemporary art, curated by Julie Courtney, features new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at WheatonArts for experiment based exploration.

Phantom Frequencies

Invited to develop an installation and performance for Emanations, Martha McDonald became fascinated by WheatonArts’ origins in the 1970s as a fake Victorian village. Phantom Frequencies is a mini opera for glass instruments exploring this history, glass making in South Jersey, and the life of Dr. Theodore Corson Wheaton.


Pick-Up Location

University of the Arts, 320 South Broad Street