Members-Only Coffee and Special Tours
Mar
21
10:00 am10:00

Members-Only Coffee and Special Tours

Free admission. First floor drop-ins welcome. RSVP required for guided tours. Each tour is approximately 45 minutes long. Tour reservations required by Thursday, March 19. Call 267.502.2993 or email leah.smith@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve your spot.

The guided tour will allow you to get up close with Glencairn’s stunning marble statue of Minerva-Victoria, to see for yourself the evidence supporting newly discovered answers to her ancient mysteries. The guided tour will also include rarely-seen Egyptian beads and amulets pulled from the Museum vaults. After the tour chat with the experts: Dr. Wendy Closterman, who has researched and written about the Minerva-Victoria statue, and Ed Gyllenhaal, Glencairn’s curator and Egyptologist. Enjoy the Molas exhibition, refreshments and family-friendly activities throughout the morning.

To learn about the membership program or to become a member click here.

Nov
15
9:00 am09:00

Members-Only Trip | Lancaster, PA

$85.00/person. Ages 12 and up. Lunch included. Reservations required by October 31st. Contact Doreen Carey at 267.502.2981 or doreen.carey@glencairnmuseum.org to book your spot.

Explore the National Christmas Center and meet the founder/curator Jim “Santa Jr.” Morrison. Enjoy a traditional Amish buffet lunch, and then experience a guided tour of the Tabernacle model at the Mennonite Information Center. Both locations have Christmas shopping opportunities.

To learn about the membership program or to become a member click here.

Members-Only Breakfast and Tours
Mar
15
10:00 am10:00

Members-Only Breakfast and Tours

Free Admission.

Tour reservations required by Thursday, March 13. Contact Leah Smith at 267.502.2993 or leah.smith@glencairnmuseum.org.

Join us for a continental breakfast and activities! Drop in any time to enjoy some refreshments and to experience hands-on projects that will include colorizing black and white photos from Glencairn Museum's current exhibition, Behind the Lens: Raymond Pitcairn and Photography. While you're here, experience a special preview of our new tour for families, “Time Travelers: A Family Backpack Tour.” A museum—like a time machine—is where the present meets the past. Travel with us to ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, medieval Europe, and early Bryn Athyn. You never know what you might need when you travel through time, so grab a backpack with supplies and follow us!

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Members Trip to New York City | The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park
Oct
20
8:00 am08:00

Members Trip to New York City | The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park

$75/person, lunch not included. Reservations required by September 28. For reservations and full itinerary contact Doreen Carey, 267.502.2981 or doreen.carey@glencairnmuseum.org.

Begin the day at The Cloisters museum and gardens with a guided tour given by Dr. Leslie Bussis Tait, featuring pieces connected to Glencairn’s collection. Eat lunch at the Met and take a self-guided tour of the Museum. We suggest visiting your favorite masterworks as well as the recently reopened Islamic galleries. Other staff picks include Bernini: Sculpting in Clay, Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs, and the American galleries. The day ends with a guided tour of Central Park. Learn how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. Olmstead’s later firm, Olmstead, Olmstead and Eliot, would go on to design the gardens at Cairnwood Estate in the 1890s.

Follow these links for more information on the included venues:
The Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park

Oct
19
8:30 am08:30

Members-Only Trip | The Philadelphia Museum of Art's exhibition, "Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus," and the National Museum of American Jewish History

Admission: $65/person. Limited ticket availability. Includes transportation and museum admission. Lunch not included.

Reservations required by Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Contact Doreen Carey at 267.502.2981 or doreen.carey@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve your spot! Ask Doreen about lunch options when you make your reservation.

Members-Only | Seeing Red: Lawrence Saint and the Quest for Medieval Striated Ruby Stained Glass
Nov
14
3:00 pm15:00

Members-Only | Seeing Red: Lawrence Saint and the Quest for Medieval Striated Ruby Stained Glass

Members: watch your mail for registration information. Contact Doreen Carey at doreen.carey@glencairnmuseum.org or 267.502.2981 for more information.

In 1928 Lawrence Saint became the first director of the stained glass department at Washington National Cathedral. In previous years, while designing windows for Bryn Athyn Cathedral, he had witnessed Raymond Pitcairn's attempts to recreate the magnificent colors of the sheet glass of the Middle Ages. For Saint, the Holy Grail of medieval stained glass was the striated ruby, which he had seen recreated in the Bryn Athyn glass factory. Saint ultimately achieved this color himself but his formula and method have been forgotten. Noted stained glass artist J. Kenneth Leap will pick up the trail in this presentation, spinning an engaging mystery that stretches from Bryn Athyn to Huntingdon Valley, the Smithsonian, Corning, and on to Europe, unveiling lost documentation and revealing modern attempts by glassblowers to produce this elusive glass. Can the ruby glass be recreated yet again?

Members-Only | Glencairn’s Hidden Treasures
Jun
6
4:00 pm16:00

Members-Only | Glencairn’s Hidden Treasures

$30. Reservations required. Call 267.502.2981 or email doreen.carey@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve your spot by Friday, May 28.

Museum members are invited to join us for a rare opportunity to view a 16th century tapestry from the Museum’s collection that was designed by the renowned Italian artist, Raphael. Learn about one of Glencairn’s hidden treasures and view some of the other tapestries in the collection with Dr. Jonathan Kline, expert on Renaissance art. Enjoy a wine reception with catered hors d’oeuvres. Members, watch the mail for your invitation!

Image: detail, Christ's Charge to Peter, design by Raphael, wool and silk tapestry, Flanders, 1550-1575. © Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.

Members-Only | Trip to New York City
Nov
7
8:00 am08:00

Members-Only | Trip to New York City

$65 (includes transportation, gratuity, entrance fees and audio tour at the Met)
Contact Doreen Carey at 267.502.2981 or doreen.carey@glencairnmuseum.org to learn more about our membership program and to book your bus seat!

Join other Glencairn Museum members for this visit to the Morgan and the Met. At the Morgan we will see water colors by William Blake, who was influenced by the works of Emanuel Swedenborg. Glencairn owns some works by Blake, including a print of the Canturbury Pilgrilms and the Book of Job. The Met is exhibiting work by Dutch artists, including Vermeer. A focal point of the exhibit is his masterpiece, The Milkmaid

For more information about the Morgan, visit www.themorgan.org

For more information about the Met, visit www.metmuseum.org

Mar
16
Mar 20

Painting with Light | Members Preview

The rich colors and exquisite composition of the stained glass windows made for Bryn Athyn Cathedral and Glencairn beginning in the 1920s have been inspiring worshipers and other visitors for decades. This exhibition tells the story of the dedicated group of artists and craftsmen who set out to recreate the splendor of the stained glass made for Gothic cathedrals by reviving the lost techniques of the medieval glassmakers.