WheatonArts is a not-for-profit arts organization, and a leading resource of American craft with an emphasis on the medium of glass, a stronghold in New Jersey’s cultural history. Programs include museum and gallery exhibits. interpretive demonstrations in various craft mediums. an artist fellowship program. outreach and on-site school programs. and collector’s seminars. All serve to educate a multi-level audience on the role of the crafts in both traditional and contemporary life. Today, WheatonArts consists of over 60 acres with 20 buildings. The Museum of American Glass houses over 6,500 objects, both historic and contemporary. The fully operational glass factory presents daily, interpretive demonstrations for the public with artists showing traditional and contemporary glassblowing techniques. In the Craft Studios artists demonstrate the traditional southern New Jersey crafts of pottery, wood and flameworking. The Museum of American Glass houses one of the world’s largest collections of American glass. Over 6,500 pieces are on display in the 20,000 square foot exhibit area. The Glass Studio in the T. C. Wheaton Glass Factory is a fully functioning glass studio architecturally modeled after the original 1888 factory. Studio artists using both traditional and contemporary techniques work side by side in this studio, recognized throughout the country as a valuable resource to the glass art community. The Down Jersey Folklife Center researches and documents regional expressive traditions in New Jersey’s southern eight counties. The Gallery of Fine Craft is dedicated to excellence in the development of studio glass art and regional craft through the representation of established and emerging artists.
1501 Glasstown Rd. Millville NJ 08332. 856-825-2410, 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552. www.wheatonarts.org