Links to Museums with Displays of American Brilliant Cut Glass
Below is a comprehensive listing of museums by state. Details shown are the types of glass in the museum collection, and hours of operation. You may want to email the museum about current exhibits or check their website for the latest information.
|State||Museum/Gallery||Collection information/Hours of Operation|
|Indiana||Fort Wayne Museum of Art||The Fort Wayne, IN Museum of Art is home to the ACGA Collection of American Brilliant Glass. You can see a photo gallery of the collection here: http://www.fwmoa.org/Collections|
|California||Historical Glass Museum of Redlands
P. O. Box 921
1157 North Orange Redlands, CA 92373-0921
|Collection: Entire room in Victorian House devoted to American Brilliant Cut Glass; pieces from the Liberace estate, as well as six display cases of ABCG on a rotating basis.
Sat & Sun 12-4; closed major holidays
Tod and Kathy Beach's recent donation of over 400 pieces of American Brilliant Cut Glass from the collection of Edwin W. and Janet H. Beach is now being photographed and catalogued. Over 100 examples of the collection will be retained for permanent display at the museum.
|District of Columbia||Hillwood Museum & Gardens
4155 Linnean Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
|Cut (TG Hawkes), pressed & Russian Imperial glass, Faberge' & 18th c.French furniture
Tues-Sat 9:30-5; select evenings & Sundays; closed January & all federal holidays
P. O. Box 334;
City Hall Complex, King St.
St. Augustine, FL 32085-0334
|Cut glass, Tiffany, English cameo, Galle', Daum Nancy, Schneider cameo glass
Daily 9-5; closed Christmas
|Georgia||The High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309
|American cut & art glass, Galle'
Tues-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5; closed Mondays
|Indiana||The Glass Museum
309 South Franklin
Dunkirk, IN 47336
|Cut, pressed, Depression glass, glass from Europe; over 6500 pieces of glass of a wide variety.
May 1-Oct 31, Mon-Sat 10-4; closed Sundays, Memorial Day, July 4
|Indiana||Greentown Glass Museum, Inc.
P. O. Box 161; 112 N. Meridian
Greentown, IN 46936-0161
|Collection of 2,000 pieces of glassware, featuring chocolate glass developed in Greentown, in 1900
May 15-Oct 31, Mon-Fri 10-4; Mar 1-Nov 30, Sat & Sun 1-4; closed Easter
|Indiana||The Wayne County Historical Museum
1150 North A St.
Richmond, IN 47374
|Pressed & flint glass
Tues-Fri 9-4; Sat-Sun 1-4; closed Mondays; closed Sundays during winter & Dec 15-Mar 1
|Iowa||The Brunnier Art Museum
290 Scheman Bldg., Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
|Comprehensive collection of glass from 3000 BC to present
Tues, Wed, Fri 11-4; Thurs 11-8; Sat & Sun 1-4; closed Mondays & university holidays
|Iowa||Wilder Memorial Museum
123 West Mission
Strawberry Point, IA 52076
|Pattern, pressed glass, 40 hanging lamps, dolls & doll furniture, figurines, impressionist paintings of Myrwyn Eaton
Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily 10-5; May, Sept & Oct, Sat. & Sun 10-5 or by appt.
|Kansas||Wichita Sedgewick County Historical
204 South Main
Wichita, KS 67202
|American cut & engraved, pattern & milk glass, Tiffany, Steuben. Approximately 50 pieces of the Robert and Garrett Hall cut glass collection on display throughout the year.
Tues-Fri 11-4; Sat & Sun 1-5; closed Mondays
|Maryland||Boonsborough Museum of History
113 North Main St.
Boonsboro, MD 21713-1007
|Variety of American Brilliant Cut Glass (25 pieces), and various pieces of early cut glass. Working on a display entitles "Tiffany Room", which will increase display of American Brilliant Cut Glass. Unsure of when display will be completed.
May-Sept, Sun 1-5 or by appointment
|Mass.||Sandwich Glass Museum
P. O. Box 103
Sandwich, MA 02563
|Cut, pressed, blown, mold blown glass made in Sandwich, MA. 40 pieces, work of N. Packwood & Co., J.B. Vacon & Son, Sandwich C. 1890-1916 and Boston & sandwich Glass co. C. 1888.
Apr 1-Dec 31, daily 9:30-5; Feb. & Mar, Wed-Sun 9:30-4; closed month of January, Thanksgiving & Christmas
|Mass.||New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740
|Collection 100 pieces (tableware, lamps, Pairpoint, Mt. Washington, Bergen Blackmer, Smith Bros. Permanent display includes 25 cut glass objects in a larger display of over 200 pieces .
Daily 9-5; closed New Year's, Thanksgiving & Christmas
|Missouri||The Golden Pioneer Museum
Highway 86 & J
Golden, MO 65658
|Pattern, pressed, art, carnival & vaseline glass, Indian artifacts, guns, bottles, minerals, Fenton, Northwood; 23 punch cup sets and 100 other pieces.
Apr 1-Sept 30, Tues-Sat 10:30-4:30; closed Sundays, Mondays, July 4
|Nebraska||The Harold Warp Pioneer Village
P. O. Box 68; Highways 6 & 10
Minden, NE 68959
(308) 832-1181/(800) 445-4447
|Cut glass, china, transportation history, toys, period rooms 1830 to present
During winter, daily 8-5; extended hours in summer; closed Christmas
|New Hampshire||Currier Museum of Art
201 Myrtle Way
Manchester, NH 03104
|New Hampshire glass, Tiffany, Steuben, paperweights
Sun, Mon, Wed & Fri 11-5; Thurs 11-8; Sat 10-5; closed Tuesdays, New Year's, Easter, July 4, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas
|New Hampshire||The Horatio Colony House Museum & Nature Preserve
199 Main St.
Keene, NH 03431
|Collection of bottles & decanters, American & European glass & china, antique silver, paintings, oriental rugs, clocks, antique books, bronze & brass statuary & porcelain figurines
May 1-Oct 15, Wed-Sun 11-4; winter hours by appointment; closed all holidays
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ 07101-0540
|Cut & other glass (most in storage), decorative arts, period rooms
Wed-Sun 12-5; closed Mondays, Tuesdays, New Year's, July 4, Thanksgiving & Christmas
|New Jersey State Museum
205 West State St. CN530
Trenton, NJ 08625-0530
|Cut, blown, pressed, Tiffany, Steuben & Durand glass, decorative arts
Tues-Sat 9-4:45; Sun 12-5; closed Mondays & all major holidays
|The Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Rd.
Millville, NJ 08332-1566
(856) 825-6800/(800) 998-4552
|North American glass, replica of glass factory, demo glassmaking. 340 pieces of Rich Cut Glass on exhibit; plus 7000 pieces of all types of American Glass.
Jan-Mar, Fri-Sun 10-5; closed Mon-Thurs; Apr-Dec, Tues-Sun 10-5; closed Mondays, New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving & Xmas
|New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024-5194
|Tiffany lamps & windows, blown, cut & pressed glass
Tues-Sun 11-6; closed Mondays & all major holidays
|Strong Museum of Play
1 Manhattan Square
Rochester, NY 14607
|Cut, pressed & art glass, Tiffany, paperweights, American popular culture, with emphasis on toys, and artifacts related to play.
Collection: 50 pieces of American Brilliant cut glass.
Mon-Thurs & Sat 10-5; Fri 10-8; Sun 12-5; closed New Year's, Thanksgiving & Christmas
|The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10029
|History museum with diverse collections Special exhibitions of glass. Collection: presently off-site storage, available to researches by advance appointment, fee charged for research appt.
Tues-Sun 10-5; Mon.- groups by advance reservations. Open holiday Mondays.
|Corning Museum of Glass
1 Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830-2253
|All types of glass ancient to modern. "Crystal City" gallery devoted in Cut glass made in Corning; over 500 pieces on permanent display and 100 pieces in two adjacent galleries.
Open daily 9 am -5 pm. Memorial Day - Labor Day we are open 9 am - 8 pm. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, December 24th and 25th.
|North Carolina||Museum of American Cut & Engraved Glass
Location: 472 Chestnut St.
Mailing Address: 218 Whiteside Mountain Rd.
Highlands, NC 28741
|Wide variety of ABPG with many rare patterns. Over 400 pieces on display. No admission charge.
May-Oct, Tues, Thurs & Sat 1-4: November Sat. 1-4. Jan-Dec by appointment.
|Ohio||Degenhart Paperweight & Glass Museum, Inc.
65323 Highland Hills Rd.
Cambridge, OH 43725
|Degenhart crystal art glass, paperweights-"made in OH, PA,WV, IN." Collection 10 pieces on display.
May-Oct 9-5, M-Sat Sun 1-5, Nov-April 10-4 M-F. Closed major holidays.
|Ohio||Fostoria Glass Heritage Gallery
109 North Main St.
Fostoria, OH 44830
|Early American pattern glass
Call for hours
300 North Whitewoman St.
Coshocton, OH 43812
|Cut, pressed, satin, carnival, milk, custard, Mary Gregory, Heisey, Steuben & Peking glass
May-Oct, daily 12-5; Nov- Apr, Tues-Sun 1-4:30; closed New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas
|Ohio||Kent State University Museum
Kent, OH 44242-0001
|Varieties of American glass, costumes, decorative arts. Over 7000 pieces of American Collectable glass, including some examples of American Brilliant Cut Glass.
Wed, Fri & Sat 10-4:45; Thurs 10-8:45; Sun 12-4:45; closed Mondays, Tuesdays & all major holidays
|Ohio||Milan Historical Museum
10 Edison Dr.
Milan, OH 44846
|Cut, pressed, early lacy, flint, satin, cameo & art glass, Tiffany, Steuben, peachblow
May 1-Sept 30, call for hours
|Ohio||National Heisey Glass Museum
169 West Church
Newark, OH 43055
|Heisey made pressed, blown, cut & etched glass
Tues-Sat 10-4; Sun 1-4; closed Mondays, all major holidays & day after Thanksgiving
|Ohio||The National Museum of Cambridge Glass
P. O. Box 416; 136 S. 9th St.
Cambridge, OH 43725-0416
|Glass produced by the Cambridge Glass Co. (1902-1958), glassmaking tools, molds
Apr-Oct, Wed-Sat 9-4; Sun 12-4; closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Easter & July 4
|Ohio||The Sutliff Museum
Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
444 Mahoning Avenue, NW
Warren, Ohio 444483
|American Brilliant Cut Glass, Libbey signed pieces.
Open 2:00 to 4:00 Wednesday through Saturday. http://sutliffmuseum.org/
|Ohio||Tiffin Glass Museum
25 South Washington St., P. O. Box 554
Tiffin, OH 44883
|US Glass, Tiffin glass (1889-1980). One shelf on display of early 1900's and Hawke's stemware.
Tues-Sat 1-5; other times by appt. Closed New Year's, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving & Christmas
|Ohio||Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe St.
Toledo, OH 43697
|The Toledo Museum of Art’s American glass ranks today among the principal collections in the field, including objects of exceptional quality and historical importance. Glass industrialist Edward Drummond Libbey (1854–1925), founder and benefactor of the Museum, recognized the importance of the Museum’s role in maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and artistic design. He spearheaded the initiative to improve the education of local craftsmen and designers by assembling a model glass collection, as well as promoting training, competitions, and exhibitions of new work. The Libbey Glass Company’s extensive corporate archive entered the collection in two gifts, in 1951 and 1969. The first installment included additional objects from the company’s famous display at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Centennial Exposition and World’s Fair in St. Louis (the famed Libbey Punch Bowl had been donated earlier). Among these were a spectacular cut-glass table and an intricate floor lamp, as well as a formal dress made entirely of glass fiber that had been spun, woven, sewn, and exhibited in the Libbey Pavilion at the 1893 Columbian Exposition and World’s Fair, Chicago. Several hundred examples of tableware document the evolution of the company’s cut and engraved glass production from the 1880s through the 1940s. Due to the generosity of collectors nationwide, American cut glass (including brilliant cut glass) continues to be added to the collection
The Museum is still finalizing the move of its glass collection to the new Glass Pavilion. During the course of this year, more American brilliant cut glass will be installed in the Study Gallery to be accessible to collectors.
General art museum with an extensive historic glass collection, including about 350 pieces of American cut, engraved and blown glass, on view in new Glass Pavilion, which opened August, 2006. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m, Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m, Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m, Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Admission is free.
|Oklahoma||Har-Ber Village Museum
4404 West 20th St.
Grove, OK 74344
|Cut, pattern, depression, carnival, milk, goofus, Mary Gregory & Heisey glass, Tiffany, flow blue, American pottery & Beleek china. Hundreds of pieces building numbers #49-112.
Mar 1-Nov 15, Mon-Sat 9-5; Sun 11-5. Property closes at 6pm.
P. O. Box 356; Long Ridge Rd. & Elizabeth St.
White Mills, PA 18473-0356
|900 pieces of Cut, engraved, etched, gilded and enameled crystal from the Dorflinger Glass Works and other factories in Wayne and Pike Counties.\
Open May 2 to October 31, 2007;Wed-Sat 10-4; Sun 1-4; closed Mondays & Tuesdays: weekends through November.
|Pa.||Duncan & Miller Glass Museum
525 Jefferson Ave.
Washington, PA 15301
|Pressed, blown, cut & etched Duncan & Sons 1865-1892 Duncan & Miller 1893-1955
Apr 1-Nov 1, Thurs-Sun 11-4; closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
|Pa.||Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art
Nay Aug Park
Scranton, PA 18510
|Dorflnger Glass, 200 pieces of great variety, engraved and cut pieces.
Mon, Thurs, Fri, 12-4 Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5. Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, New Years, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Closed in January.
|Pa.||Wayne County Historical Society
P. O. Box 446; 810 Main St.
Honesdale, PA 18431
|Glass made in Wayne County, PA
Jan-April Sat. 10-4; May-Dec Tues-Sat 10-4; call for Sun hours. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
|Rhode Island||Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
224 Benefit St.
Providence, RI 02903-2723
|Cut glass displayed in combination with other medium, Gorham Mnfg., Silver wine glasses with cut glass bowl, early Irish cut glass finger bowls, French Paperweights.
Tues-Sun 10-5; closed Mondays & all major holidays
|South Carolina||Kaminski House Museum
1003 Front St.
Georgetown, SC 29440
|Cut, pressed & cameo glass, Tiffany, Steuben, American & English furniture
Mon-Sat 9-5; Sun 1-5; closed New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas
201 High St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
|Art, pressed, cameo, Tiffany, Loetz & Steuben glass, furniture, ceramics, textiles
Mon-Fri 9:30-4; Sat 12-4; closed Sundays & all major holidays
|Texas||Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood
Dallas, TX 75201
|An encyclopedic collection with over 1,000 American and European works of glass tableware, including makers such as Dorflinger and Sons, Libbey Glass Company, Tiffany Studios, Steuben Glass Works, New England Glass Company, Boston and Sandwich Company, A. H. Heisey and Company, and Morgantown Glass Works. Over 800 glass and ceramic works are on display in its Decorative Arts and Design Study Gallery. The museum's galleries also feature architectural glass by Frank Lloyd Wright, Greene & Greene, and Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Museum hours are Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
|Texas||MFAH Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens
1 Westcott St.
Houston, TX 77007
|American & British cut, blown & pressed glass prior to 1870
Call for hours; closed Mondays, July 4, Thanksgiving & Christmas
|Texas||Museum of the Plains
1200 N. Main Street
Perryton TX 79070
(806) 435 6400
|Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day
|Texas||San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones St.
San Antonio, TX 78215
|American cut & pressed glass, Steuben, ancient Roman & Islamic glass, world art
Tues 10-9; Wed-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5; closed Mondays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas & Battle of Flowers Parade Day
|Texas||W. H. Stark House
P. O. Drawer 909; 610 Main St.
Orange, TX 77631
|Large collection over 50 pieces on display in New Exhibit; Hawkes, Pairpoint, Melon Platter, Panel &Pillow pattern footed bowl. Because of considerations and damages suffered to the Carriage House from Hurricane Ike in September 2008, the Carriage House has been closed and is expected to reopen late 2009. A complete photo archive of the Stark Cut Glass collection is available for viewing by requests made in advance.
Tues-Sat 10-3; closed Sundays, Mondays & all major holidays
75 Main St.
Bennington, VT 05201
|American cut, pressed, blown, cameo & cased glass, silver, furniture, military, ceramics, history & art
Nov-May, daily 9-5; June-Oct, daily 9-6; closed Thanksgiving & Christmas. Closed on Mondays, Closed January.
|Virginia||Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Boulevard & Grove
Richmond, VA 23221
|Large collection of Tiffany, Sandwich, Galle' & Lalique glass, encyclopedic museum from Ancient Greek to present
Wed-Sun 11-5; closed Mondays, Tuesdays, New Year's, July 4, Thanks- giving & Christmas
Ferrum, Virginia 24088
Natalie Faunce, (540) 365-4301
|Professor of Mathematics Anthony "Tony" Giesen has donated his 300 piece collection of American Brilliant cut glass to the College.
Exhibit located in Franklin Hall Student Center. Open 6 am. - 11 pm during school term, summer term. 8am-8pm. 90-100 pieces, rotated from collection. See website for directions to college.
|West Virginia||Fenton Glass Museum
420 Caroline Ave.
Williamstown, WV 26187
(304) 375-7772/(800) 319-7793
|Pressed & blown glass made in mid-Ohio Valley
Mon-Fri 8-8; Sat 8-5; Sun 12:15-5; no evening hours Jan-Mar; closed New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas
|West Virginia||Fostoria Glass Museum
P. O. Box 826; 6th & Tomlinson
Moundsville, WV 26041
Thurs-Sun 10-4; closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, New Year's, July 4, Thanksgiving & Christmas
|West Virginia||Huntington Galleries
2033 McCoy Rd.
Huntington, WV 25701
|19th & 20th century Ohio Valley glass, American & European art glass
Tues 10-9; Wed-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5; closed Mondays, New Year's, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving & Christmas
|West Virginia||The Museums of Oglebay Institute
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-7272/(800) 624-6988
|Glass made in Wheeling, WV; flint, art, pressed & cut glass from 1825-1860. Collection of over 100 pieces of American Brilliant Cut Glass.
Call ahead; hours vary by season
|West Virginia||West Virginia Museum of American Glass
P. O. Box 574
Weston, WV 26452
|Cut, pressed & art glass, Fenton, Fostoria & glass from various West Virginia companies. One half West Virginia companies, Balance U. S. companies
Collection One Cabinet on display, 40 plus pieces, signed Hawkes, Libbey.
Mon, Tues & Thurs-Sat 12-4; closed Wednesdays, Sundays, New Year's, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Christmas
|West Virginia||WV Northern Community College Alumni Association Museum
15th & Jacob Streets
Wheeling, WV 26003-3699
(304) 242-5635/(304) 233-0590 ext. 4268
|Small collection of Hazel Atlas glass; B &O railroad historic items & photos
Mon-Fri 8-9; closed Saturdays & Sundays
|Canada||Canadian Museum of Civilization, Archaeology & History Division
Gatineau, QC Canada
(819) 776-8182 or (819)776-8360
|History collection contains 3,500 glass objects, a part of which is cut glass, and other glass objects, which appear in permanent exhibitions.
Daily 9-6, hours may vary by season; Closed second week of January, Christmas.
|Canada||Dufferin County Museum &Archives
P. O. Box 120
Rosemont, ON L0N 1R0 Canada
|Collection: Primarily Canadian Cut Crystal & pattern cut on American Elegant Glass.
Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 10-4, Sun 10-5. Closed New Year's, Easter, Christmas & state holidays.
|Canada||Wallaceburg & District Museum
505 King St.
Wallaceburg, ON N8A 1J1 Canada
|Glassware produced by Wallaceburg Factory-Sydenham Glassworks, Dominion Glass, Libbey-St. Clair, Libbey Canada 1895-1999. No significant number of Cut Glass items, It is a Community Museum, which has a large collection of glass artifacts manufactured by the Wallaceburg Cut Glass Factory, who produced bottles, tableware, industrial glass; pressed glass and "whimsies" canes, hatchets, canes, swans, paperweights, Canadian "cornflower" type.
Mon-Sat 10-4; closed Sundays & major holidays
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