Last updated: 1/4/2022
Millville, New Jersey
Address
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08322
phone: 856-825-6800
e-mail: mail@wheatonarts.org
web: www.wheatonarts.org
Hours
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, & MARCH: WheatonArts Museum Store hours
Sunday, Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
The Museum of American Glass and the Artist’s Studios will be closed during these months.
April through December
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Mondayclosed
Closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. We close at 3 p.m. on December 24. Open Wednesday, July 4.
Admissions

FREE admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel.

FREE to Shop and Stroll! (Except during special outdoor events).

Adults: $10
Seniors (62+): $9
Students (): $7
Children under 5: Free
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Sarah Lacy, Event Coordinator
phone: 856-825-6800
Description

Watch world-class glass art created in the Glass Studio. Tour the Museum of American Glass with its notable collection. Walk through the Craft Studios and see skilled artists at work. Browse through the finest selection of handcrafted gift items in our award-winning museum stores. A variety of special events, exhibitions and educational programs are offered throughout the year.

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (“WheatonArts”), founded as Wheaton Village in 1968, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. The mission will be advanced through the interpretation of collections and exhibitions; education initiatives and culturally diverse public programs; residencies and other opportunities for artists. With a history spanning four decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. The Museum of American Glass is at the heart of the Center, housing the most comprehensive collection of glass produced in America. Located in Millville, center of the nation’s first glass industry, the Museum is one of only 8 museums in New Jersey to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Mission

WheatonArts engages artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity.

Educational Programs

Programs at WheatonArts

The Museum of American Glass is the foundation of our program infrastructure. Accredited by the America Alliance of Museums, the Museum houses the nation’s largest collection of American glass and encompasses examples of the earliest glass objects made in America to 18th century glass to fine contemporary glass art. The Museum’s glass and library collections are a primary resource for scholars, collectors, other institutions and artists.

The Artist Studios facilitate the work of a multi-level artist community including staff, visiting artists, assistants, and students, while offering public access and interactive programming. The Glass Studio, considered the “heartbeat” of the organization, is the primary asset from which we achieve our goals to share the creative process with public audiences in an extraordinary public facility.

The Creative Glass Center of America (CGCA) offers fellowships to emerging and mid-career artists and is an exceptional resource for artists working in glass. Through an annual peer review process, 10 artists are awarded working residencies, providing 24-hour studio access, materials, housing, and stipends. The Resident Studio Assistant Program continues to offer exceptional professional development for younger artists.

The Ceramic Studio is also a magnet for visitors of all ages. An internship program and a seasoned Noborigama wood kiln have catalyzed a community of potters. Other studios feature flamework (torch-made glass) and paper arts.

Down Jersey Folklife offers programs and temporary exhibitions related to the folk traditions and cultural diversity of southern New Jersey and also has special exhibits highlighting the region’s many ethnic groups and art forms.

At WheatonArts, we value the creative process, and the many ways in which engagement with the arts introduces learning skills and strengthens basic classroom curriculum goals. In addition to all of the many wonderful exhibits, demonstrations and other attractions throughout WheatonArts, we offer special programs and classes for students and adults.

Up to 10 additional special weekend events augment daily programs. In addition to the Festival of Fine Craft and GlassWeekend, two WheatonArts signature events, there are numerous community events including multicultural festivals. Look for upcoming news on our Wheaton Wide Open Weekends, sponsored by PNC Arts Alive!

Services

Shop WheatonArts

Whether you are looking for handcrafted, quality items; locally, New Jersey, American or ethically (fair trade) made you will find it here at Shop WheatonArts. If you are looking for artwork by a specific artist, a one-of-a-kind gift, or an object that has a story or holds a memory you will find it here too.

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Group Tours

Exhibitions
Saturday, January 1 - Thursday, March 31, 2022
Wheaton Conversations
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Explore a diverse community of artists sharing their creative process in the virtual series Wheaton Conversations! Discover the rituals behind Bolivian dances, environmental approaches used in glass art, the European origins of flameworking, traditional Lenape arts, & more. Available on the WheatonArts YouTube Channel and at wheatonarts.org /////// See the upcoming Wheaton Conversations schedule at wheatonarts.org/wheaton-conversations/. Thank you to our virtual program sponsors, PNC Arts Alive and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.
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For more information, please call 856-825-6800 or email wheatonartsnews@wheatonarts.org.
Saturday, January 1 - Thursday, March 31, 2022
Family Art Workshop
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Have fun creating & learning from home with the creative collection of Family Art Workshops from WheatonArts! Great for all skill levels and ages, each video tutorial page is paired with engaging discussion questions and links for further learning. From macramé keychains to sugar glass sculptures, there's a creative project for everyone to try! ////// New videos are added every month with more ideas to try at home. Bookmark https://www.wheatonarts.org/learn/family-activities/family-art-workshops/ or follow our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/WheatonArts.
free - Special thank you to PNC Arts Alive! for sponsoring this virtual programming.
For more information, please call 856-825-6800 or email wheatonartsnews@wheatonarts.org.
Saturday, January 1 - Thursday, March 31, 2022
Shop WheatonArts online!
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Explore WheatonArts' award-winning Museum Stores ONLINE from January through March! Shop handcrafted, unique art, uncommon items, and gifts. Browse local, American, and ethically made (fair trade) goods. Seach online by artist or category, purchase memberships, gift cards, and more. Proceeds from each sale support artists and art educational programs at WheatonArts. Shop online until you can visit the Museum Stores in-person, open April through December. Shop now at shop.wheatonarts.org
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