2012 News Releases
Winter Operating Hours, Exhibits, Events
FREE ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN GLASS AT WHEATONARTS IN JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH
MILLVILLE, NJ – Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center will offer free admission to the Museum of American Glass during its winter operating schedule in January, February and March. The organization will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning January 6. The Education/Folklife Center and Artist Studios are closed during these three months. The museum stores remain open. WheatonArts returns to its six-day operating schedule (Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on April 1.
WheatonArts is a participant in Museums on Us®, a customer-benefit program offering free admission for a Bank of America cardholder to the finest museums and cultural institutions from coast to coast on the first full weekend of each month of 2012. For the months of January, February and March, each Bank of America customer that shows their Bank of America card and their I.D. on the program dates will receive a “20% Off A Single-Item” coupon valid in one museum store.
The Museum of American Glass, home to the most comprehensive collection of American glass in the world, opens a new exhibit, “Pioneers In American Glass: Edris Eckhardt, Maurice Heaton, Frances and Michael Higgins,” on January 13.
The award winning museum stores…Brownstone Emporium and Boutique, Christmas Shop, General Store, Arthur Gorham Paperweight Shop, and The Gallery of Fine Craft...offer a wide selection of American glass and craft items with free gift packaging for all purchases. Online shopping is available at wheatonarts.org or ShopWheatonArts.com.
■ Mid-Winter Antiques Show on February 4 and 5 in the Event Center. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Items include books, ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry, linens, memorabilia, paper, pottery, primitives, and vintage accessories. Admission is $5.00 per person. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. The Museum of American Glass and Museum Stores will be open both days.
■ “A Garden of Quilts” Quilt Show on March 17 and 18 in the Event Center. Presented by the Garden Patch
Quilters (National Quilting Association Chapter 541). The show features judged quilts, quilt displays, vendor mall, boutique table, raffle quilt, hourly demonstrations, and Sit and Stitch. Anyone may enter a quilt to be judged or for display only. All sizes and techniques are welcome. Children up to 16 years of age are encouraged to enter the Junior Division. Quilt appraisals by Karen Dever will be available. Written: $45.00 or Oral: $25.00. Call 856-696-4035 to schedule an appointment. For a Registration Form and Rules of Entry, call WheatonArts at 856-825-6800 or visit online at wheatonarts.org. To register a quilt, call 856-692-2972. The Museum of American Glass and Museum Stores will be open both days.
For more information about WheatonArts, call 1-800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800, or visit online
at www.wheatonarts.org. WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events and programs to all persons with disabilities. Provide two weeks notice for additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711.
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department
of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, by funds from the National Endowment
for the Arts, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. WheatonArts receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State. Additional funding provided through a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.