Open Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Advance tickets are now available for purchase. Click on the ticket calendar button below to select your visiting time.
As we all continue to navigate this uncertain world, we invite you to find solace and inspiration at WheatonArts. We are open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. An admission ticket is needed to visit the Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey Folklife Center, and the Artist Studios. The Grounds and the Museum Stores will remain walk-in (non-ticket) accessible for those coming exclusively to shop or stroll.
WheatonArts is currently evaluating the State of New Jersey’s recent lifting of the previous mask and social distancing requirements for vaccinated individuals. As we assess the comfort level of our audiences (many being families with unvaccinated children) and staff, we ask that all vaccinated guests over the age of 5 continue to wear masks indoors. As per CDC guidelines being followed by the State of New Jersey, any individual over the age of 5 who is not fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask indoors. We also ask that our unvaccinated guests continue to wear masks outdoors if they cannot be socially distant from others.
Education programs and docent tours remain canceled until further notice. Special events will slowly return, with the Festival of Fine Craft scheduled on October 2 and 3, 2021.
To help ensure our staff and guests’ safety, all public surfaces will be cleaned regularly throughout the day, following CDC cleaning guidelines. Our staff is also performing temperature checks every day upon arrival. Please see our guidelines for visitors below.
Please comply with the following safety guidelines:
► We encourage guests and members to reserve and/or purchase tickets online. Please use the ticket button above to make your purchase. You may also purchase tickets in person at the front gate upon arrival.
►Due to new CDC recommendations, we ask that everyone over the age of five wear a face mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. We ask that unvaccinated visitors wear masks outdoors when social distancing is not possible. Masks must be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth.
► Hand sanitizer dispensers are positioned throughout the campus, please use them frequently.
► We ask visitors to remain with their party members and maintain a six-foot distance from other parties.
► Public restrooms on campus will be limited to the facilities located next to the Gatehouse.
In the Museum of American Glass:
People, Place, Process
50 Years of Glassmaking at WheatonArts!
Discover collaborations that artfully combine vision, artifacts that serve as muse, and the tools that connect skills across time. Through this display of tangible Museum collection pieces, we hope to convey 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. LEARN MORE
50th Anniversary Visiting Artists
Resident artists play a vital role in our evolution, collectively helping to define WheatonArts as a creative sanctuary. In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we have invited a select group of artists to participate in the 50th Anniversary Visiting Artist Series. This exhibition highlights recent work by these artists. Visiting Artists include Lucio Bubacco, Deb Czeresko, Dan Dailey, Stephen Paul Day, Vanessa German, James Harmon, Jessica Jane Julius, Beth Lipman, Sibylle Peretti, Kait Rhoads, Erica Rosenfeld, Paul Stankard, Norwood Viviano, and Thaddeus Wolfe. MORE
In the Down Jersey Folklife Center:
Mayan Traje: A Tradition in Transition
Opens Sept. 24. Located in the Down Jersey Folklife Center, this exhibit features masterpieces of fiber arts created by Guatemalan Maya artists over a hundred years till modern days. The artworks present some of the finest examples of Guatemalan weaving and embroidery while showcasing various techniques and materials employed in the creative process. LEARN MORE
Persistent Memories: Portraits on Glass
Opens Sept. 24. Part of the Down Jersey Folklife Center Fall Program and installed in the 1876 School House, the exhibit features artwork created by Argentine-born American artist Paula Meninato. Through the optical qualities of paint on glass, Persistent Memories depicts the human toll behind the criminalization of Latin Americans and the human suffering caused by wars and immigration policies. LEARN MORE
In the Artist Studios:
Immerse yourself in creativity by watching professional, highly-skilled artists employ century-old techniques to create colorful works of art! WheatonArts is where imagination and artistic process meet for a wonderful arts experience for all ages! Watch fascinating artist demonstrations in the Hot Glass, Flamework, and Pottery Studios, and meet informally with the resident artists. LEARN MORE
Shop the Museum Stores
Shop in the General Store for WheatonArts studio glass & ceramics from artists both local and across the USA. Discover specialty foods, hard-to-find nostalgic candies, puzzles, books, novelty toys, innovative kitchenware, and more! Shop in the Gallery of Fine Craft & A.G. Paperweight Shop for one-of-a-kind contemporary sculptures, paperweights, and home decor items. Preview a broad selection of glass & metal jewelry collections, unique clothing lines and accessories, and handcrafted pottery.
Walk the Nature Trail
Enjoy a one-mile looping Nature Trail that runs through our 45-acre campus, developed in partnership with CU Maurice River. Learn about the region’s natural areas and wildlife, along with tips on how to preserve the environment while walking along the Nature Trail. Print out a Scavenger Hunt before your visit by clicking here.