National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
About Auction HouseThe National Liberty Museum presents Welcome the Stranger, a one-woman exhibit of cast glass, ceramics, and mixed media by Micaela Amateau Amato. In this exhibit, Amato interprets the likeness of modern and historic figures who rose like “superheroes” to accept seemingly impossible challenges of liberty. This unique collection includes images of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Harriet Tubman, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Malala Yousafzai, and many others.
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The works available in the 21st Annual Gala & Glass Auction represent strong examples of Modern and contemporary glass sculpture. Hosted by the National Liberty Museum (NLM), the auction features works by Dale Chihuly, Javier Gomez, Ann Wolff, and Vladimir Prochazka, to name a few. Abstraccion Organica IV (2016) by Gomez is constructed with layers of carved, cerium-polished glass. Gomez is a lifetime artistic advisor of the MAVA Museum of Glass Art in Alcorcón, Spain. “Each piece has its own mystery, its own expressiveness, and when observing the viewer's reaction to seeing my work, I find that each work has multiple readings and a thousand ways of looking at it,” Gomez says of his style. New names like Jana Voldřichová also stand out in the auction. She often employs techniques such as painting, casting, and engraving to render messages through her sculptures, a style she learned under the tutelage of Professor V. Kopecký. The available cast glass sculpture by Voldřichová depicts a lady with a dove perched on her head. It is titled Odette (2019). With the proceeds from the auction, the NLM intends to support its civics education and outreach programs that teach young people leadership, empathy, personal responsibility, and respect for diversity. View the 30 selected lots and bid online on Bidsquare.
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Glass manufacturing commenced at the time of crusade, and Venice became the glassmaking center of the western world. It is said that as the Roman empire fell, glassmaking reached new heights in decorative forms in the 10th and 11th centuries. With such an extensive history, glass art has come a long way to this day, with incredible decorative forms. This September, presenting an opportunity for auction buyers to bid for a variety of such glass arts is National Liberty Museum at NLM Contemporary Glass Art Auction. Davin Ebanks, Martin Blank, and Janusz Walentynowicz are few coveted makers from the 19th and 20th century in the collection. Walentynowicz’s once said, “For me, art -among many other things, is about curiosity, exploration, risk-taking and the dare to challenge both oneself and also the viewers”. Cello is one of his items displayed in the auction, exploring similar views. It is the center of attraction for the onlookers at the highest estimation of $35,000. The piece is made out of Kiln-cast glass and cast aluminum. Similarly, Ricky Bernstein is as creative as anyone with his narrative sculptures and portraying the language of humor throughout his artworks. Hey...Where'd you go? is an oil and acrylic paint on glass, wood and mixed media along with the use of oil crayon and colored pencil. Find more on Bidsquare.
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The National Liberty Museum is delighted to honor Bruce & Robbi Toll and Bill O’Flanagan & Michelle Toll-O’Flanagan as our 2018 Heroes of Liberty at the 19thAnnual Glass Auction and Gala on October 6, 2018. Bruce and Robbi have supported the NLM’s mission for more than 25 years. The Museum celebrates the Toll family’s legacy each year through our annual Awards of Valor program, a highly distinguished community recognition that was first launched with the Toll family’s generous support through Reedman-Toll Auto World. Each year, the Award has grown in stature and size. Today, the Awards of Valor program is in its 13th year and has honored thousands of police, firefighters and first-responders from throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. As President of Reedman-Toll, Bill has been integral in expanding the sponsorship of the Awards of Valor program from one dealership to more than 50 who make up the Philly Area Chevy Dealers LMA serving the Philadelphia area, Delaware and Southern New Jersey. Each year, Bill participates in the Awards Ceremony and bestows the honors on courageous heroes throughout our region. Congratulations to Bruce, Robbi, Bill, and Michelle—you are our heroes!*For more information about Awards of Valor and all of the area Chevy dealers who generously support the program, visit our Hero Awards.