Phase 1 of our public reopening begins Saturday, September 19, 2020!
As we all continue to navigate this uncertain world, we invite you to find solace and inspiration at WheatonArts during the first phase of our public reopening. The Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey Folklife Center, and the Museum Stores will open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays. The Grounds and the Museum Stores will also be walk-in (non-ticket) accessible for those coming exclusively to shop or stroll.
Our Artist Studios and GateHouse Cafe will remain closed. Due to the State of New Jersey’s mandated size restrictions on outdoor gatherings, there will be no special events or facility rentals until further notice. Education programs, docent tours, and group visits are also canceled until further notice.
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 timed-ticket options and guidelines for visitors below.
Open on Saturdays & Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit the Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey Folklife Center, and Museum Stores.
During our Phase 1 reopening plan, all general admission tickets will be $7. No further discounts apply.
Up to 12 tickets will be sold every half-hour, including those reserved by Members. Click on the ticket buttons below to select your visiting time.
We ask that you please comply with the following safety guidelines:
► All guests, including members, are required to reserve and/or purchase advanced timed tickets online, scheduled every half hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please select from the ticket option buttons above.
► Walk-In visitors coming to shop or stroll will be asked to provide contact information (name, email, or phone number) in case of contact tracing needs.
► Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of 5 upon entry and while inside all buildings. We ask that 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, and we ask that guests use them frequently.
► We ask visitors to remain together with their party members, maintain a six-foot distance from other parties, and follow the directional arrows.
► The capacity in the General Store, the Gallery of Fine Craft, and Down Jersey Folklife Center will be limited to 10 guests at one time. The Museum of American Glass capacity will be limited to 100 guests at a time.
► Up to 200 people are allowed on the campus at any one time, including those walking the grounds and Nature Trail. Once at capacity, additional guests will be asked to wait socially distanced outside, and a “one out, one in” admittance policy will go into effect.
► 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.
In the Down Jersey Folklife Center:
Themes Across Cultures
Located in the Down Jersey Folklife Center, this exhibit explores commonly shared topics among South Jersey cultures, such as beliefs, stories, legends, rituals, and occupational traditions. Interpreted through objects, archives, and educational programs are the three major themes of “Becoming Someone Else,” “Learning from a Master,” and “Behind the Story.” Reflecting on our region’s extremely diverse community, we aim to bring together artists & audiences of multiple cultural backgrounds in shared artistic experiences. LEARN MORE
Shop the Museum Stores
Shop in the General Store for WheatonArts studio glass and 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 and A.G. Paperweight Shop for one-of-a-kind contemporary sculptures, paperweights, and home decor items. Preview a broad selection of glass and 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.
We look forward to your visit!
Not ready to visit in person? Visit our Connecting Artists & Audiences page for online programs, family art workshops, videos, and more!
Click here to explore.