MILLVILLE, NJ (December 29, 2023) – Once again, the winter season is upon WheatonArts and Cultural Center, closing to the public during the months of January, February, and March. The Museum of American Glass, Folklife Center, and Artist Studios will be closed for exhibition changes, inventory purposes, and repairs during this period. The campus will fully reopen on Thursday, April 4, 2024, when WheatonArts returns to its seasonal operating schedule (open April through December). The Museum Stores will continue to be available online at shop.wheatonarts.org or by scheduled appointment.
One exception to the campus closing is the annual Mid-Winter Antique Show on January 27 & 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open at a discounted admission rate of $7.00 per person, this show highlights approximately 40 quality dealers in the Event Center and attracts thousands of visitors from the Mid-Atlantic region. Attendees can explore a wide array of antique furniture, books, ceramics, glass, jewelry, linens, memorabilia, toys, pottery, vintage accessories, and more. WheatonArts Members enjoy an early preview of the show at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The Artist Studios and Museum Stores will also be open both days of the Antique Show.
During the 2024 winter season, WheatonArts will continue online programs, including the Family Art Workshop video tutorials posted every first Tuesday of the month, presented by PNC Arts Alive. The virtual Wheaton Conversations series returns on Thursday, February 15, for a unique look into neon glass art by DC Gallery’s Danielle Cartier with Eve Hoyt and Alissa Eberle. On March 21, Wheaton Conversations presents West African folk art in “Visualizing Ancestral Connections” with Richard Robinson Jr. and Ira L. Bond. Registration is free for these live artist talks, and links to both are on the WheatonArts website. Past episodes of the Wheaton Conversations series and Family Art Workshops are available on the WheatonArts YouTube channel.
For more information about WheatonArts’ programs, call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552, or visit wheatonarts.org. WheatonArts is open April through December; days and hours may vary. Closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events, and programs to all persons with disabilities. Please provide two weeks’ notice of 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, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New Jersey Cultural Trust. WheatonArts receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State, and is supported in part by the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.
About WheatonArts: With a history spanning over five decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national, and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Museum of American Glass houses one of the most comprehensive collections of American glass in the country – from the first glass bottles made in America to celebrated works by Dale Chihuly, Paul Stankard, and other contemporary glass artists. Special exhibitions are offered each season in the Museum as well as in the Down Jersey Folklife Center, which celebrates the region’s cultural diversity. Visitors experience the art of glassmaking, pottery, and flameworking in the Artist Studios. WheatonArts also offers traditional and multicultural programs, classes, workshops, performances, and popular weekend festivals. The award-winning Museum Stores offer traditional and contemporary art and craft in all mediums. WheatonArts is open seasonally from April through December.