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Gallery Talk: American Glass Fantasies

May 29, 2018
12:00PM1:00PM
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

Join Woman’s Board Fellow Alice Boone in examining the glass fantasies from the Mount Washington Glass Company. The glassworks was located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the center of the 19th-century American whaling industry rendered so vividly in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. What might we learn about obsession and fantasy by looking at the industrial history of whaling and glass-blowing together?


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Mount Washington Glass Company. Paperweight, Late 19th century. Bequest of Arthur Rubloff.