Yoga Workshop | Myth, Movement, and Mantra: An Exploration of the East Indian Celebration of the Divine Feminine
Oct
1
9:00 am09:00

Yoga Workshop | Myth, Movement, and Mantra: An Exploration of the East Indian Celebration of the Divine Feminine

$45 per person. Reservations strongly recommended by calling 267.502.2990. No refunds after Wednesday, September 28. Tickets also available at the door beginning at 8:45 am on Saturday, October 1.

Doors open at 8:45 am. Workshop begins promptly at 9:00 am.

October 1, 2016 marks the first day of Navaratri, The Nine Nights of the Goddess, the largest International East Indian Celebration of the Divine Feminine in the world. Millions of people from all over the world join together to listen to great myths of the powerful and beautiful forms of the divine feminine in the form of Durga—an exquisitely beautiful goddess who rides a lion and holds the power that restores order, love, compassion and light to a world shrouded in darkness.

Join Michelle Synnestvedt for an exploration of this celebration that will include story-telling, gentle yoga movements appropriate for everyone, traditional East Indian Kirtan (interactive call and response chanting/singing) and meditation. Wear comfortable clothes easy to move in and a yoga mat if you have one. There will be chairs for everyone.

Medieval Festival
Oct
23
1:00 pm13:00

Medieval Festival

$10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for members and children 3 and under.

The Medieval Festival at Glencairn is a portal to the past: experience medieval life, art and beliefs through a Pilgrim’s self-guided Quest, demonstrations and activities.

Julian Gargiulo, Piano
Oct
30
3:00 pm15:00

Julian Gargiulo, Piano

$20 General Admission, $15 Basic Members, Free for Gold and Patron Members.

Tickets may be purchased at the door beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Reserved seats for Patron Members only, beginning September 30. Patron Members can call 267.502.2990 or email info@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve seats.

Manuscript Workshop | G is for Grace
Dec
3
12:00 pm12:00

Manuscript Workshop | G is for Grace

Saturdays, December 3, 10 and 17
12:00 - 4:00 pm

$195 per person | All materials are provided

Registration is required. A $100 deposit is required to hold your place. Contact the instructor at eikon68@aol.com for more information and to register.

Artist and iconographer Susan Kelly vonMedicus will teach participants the Gothic alphabet and will guide the illumination of a page using Gothic Script. Decorations will be made in the manner of the scriptorium of the Middle Ages, using mineral pigments and 23-karat gold leaf. A tour of the Museum’s sacred art collection and Christmas exhibitions will be included. No artistic experience necessary.

Homeschool Days
Dec
6
9:30 am09:30

Homeschool Days

Tuesday and Thursday, December 6 and 8

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$5 per person; children 3 and under free.
No reservations necessary. Contact Christine McDonald at 267.502.2995 or christine.mcdonald@glencairnmuseum.org for more information.

Come enjoy exclusive access to this season’s exhibitions, World Nativities and Christmas in Pennsylvania. Participate in exhibition-based quests and win a prize, learn more about the art and history of the crèche through a special documentary viewing, engage in festive hands-on activities, and more!

Christmas Sing Concert
Dec
13
8:00 pm20:00

Christmas Sing Concert

Doors open at 7:15 pm

$10 general admission, FREE for Museum members. No advance ticket sales.

Reserved seating for Gold and Patron members only. Reservations accepted beginning November 1, 2016. Reservations required by Monday, December 12. Call 267.502.2990 or email info@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve seats.

Seating capacity: 225.

Join us as the Museum continues a Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family tradition and hosts the “Glencairn Sing,” a Christmas concert open to the public. The program will feature the “Glencairn Horns,” composed of current and former members of the Philadelphia Orchestra (David Bilger, trumpet; Blair Bollinger, bass trombone; Eric Carlson, trombone; Randy Gardner, horn; Daniel Williams, horn). Readings from the Christmas story and audience caroling will be interspersed throughout the program.

Elizabeth Pitcairn, Violin
Mar
19
3:00 pm15:00

Elizabeth Pitcairn, Violin

Doors open at 2:30 pm

$20 General Admission, $15 Basic Members, Free for Gold and Patron Members.

Tickets available beginning Monday, February 20. To purchase tickets through Thursday, March 16, visit the Museum or call 267.502.2990. After March 16 tickets will be sold only at the door, beginning at 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 19.

Reserved seats for Patron Members only: contact 267.502.2990 or info@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve seats.

Sacred Arts Festival
Apr
23
1:00 pm13:00

Sacred Arts Festival

$10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for members and children 3 and under.

Visit Glencairn Museum for our annual Sacred Arts Festival and experience religious art in the making. Witness demonstrators using ink, glass, paint and music to create beautiful expressions of faith. Learn about stone carving, see the creation of a sand mandala, take a cell phone audio tour inside and outside the building, enjoy the stunning view from Glencairn’s tower and relax in the Castle Café.

Landmarks in Lights
Jun
20
8:00 pm20:00

Landmarks in Lights

General admission is FREE. Additional activities for a small fee (see below).

Enjoy quiet reflection as you explore the grounds of the Bryn Athyn Historic District in lights. 

Cairnwood Estate: FREE Admission to the Garden House, including exhibitions and an orientation video; self-guided house tours: $5/person.

Bryn Athyn Cathedral: FREE Admission; cell phone audio tour of the building and gardens.

Glencairn Museum: FREE Admission to the first floor, including exhibitions, an orientation video, and a free cell phone audio tour; rides to the Tower fee $5/person.

Free parking throughout the Bryn Athyn Historic District.

Given the age and construction of the buildings, some areas are not wheelchair accessible. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No wheelchairs beyond the first floor of Cairnwood and Glencairn. No backpack-style baby carriers.

Photography for private use is permitted. No flash, tripods, selfie-sticks or videography.


Landmarks in Lights
Jun
21
8:00 pm20:00

Landmarks in Lights

Admission: General admission is FREE. Additional activities for a small fee (see below).

Enjoy quiet reflection as you explore the grounds of the Bryn Athyn Historic District in lights. 

Cairnwood Estate: FREE Admission to the Garden House, including exhibitions and an orientation video; self-guided house tours: $5/person.

Bryn Athyn Cathedral: FREE Admission; cell phone audio tour of the building and gardens.

Glencairn Museum: FREE Admission to the first floor, including exhibitions, an orientation video, and a free cell phone audio tour; rides to the Tower fee $5/person.

Free parking throughout the Historic District.

Given the age and construction of the buildings, some areas are not wheelchair accessible. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No wheelchairs beyond the first floor of Cairnwood and Glencairn. No backpack-style baby carriers.

Photography for private use is permitted. No flash, tripods, selfie-sticks or videography.

Sacred Arts Festival
Apr
24
1:00 pm13:00

Sacred Arts Festival

Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for members and children 3 and under.

Visit Glencairn Museum for our annual Sacred Arts Festival and experience religious art in the making. Witness demonstrators using ink, glass, paint and music to create beautiful expressions of faith. Learn about stone carving, see the creation of a sand mandala, take a cell phone audio tour inside and outside the building, enjoy the stunning view from Glencairn’s tower and relax in the Castle Café.

Please note: at this event the elevator stops at the 1st floor and the Tower only. Please use the stairs while exploring Glencairn Museum’s galleries on all other floors.

No wheelchairs beyond the first floor. No backpack-style baby carriers.

Photography for private use is permitted. No flash, tripods, selfie-sticks or videography.

Click here to see photos of past Sacred Arts Festivals.

Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala
Apr
20
Apr 24

Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala

Daily 1:00 - 4:30 pm.

Free Admission April 20-23. Included in Sacred Arts Festival admission on April 24.

Witness the step-by-step creation of a traditional Sand Mandala, an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism. Mandalas are drawings in sand of the world in its divine form; they represent a map by which the ordinary human mind is transformed into an enlightened mind. Watch as the Venerable Losang Samten (the first Buddhist given permission by the Dalai Lama to make Mandalas in the West) completes and then ritualistically dismantles a Mandala during our Sacred Arts Festival.

For more information about Losang Samten visit losangsamten.com.

Members Trip to Washington, D.C. | Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed with photographer Feo Pitcairn
Apr
16
8:00 am08:00

Members Trip to Washington, D.C. | Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed with photographer Feo Pitcairn

$50/person. Meals not included.

Reservations required by Friday, March 25. Contact Peter Childs at 267.502.2970 or peter.childs@glencairnmuseum.org.

Join Glencairn Museum for a charter bus trip to the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum in Washington D.C., for the exhibit Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed. This exhibit includes the work of award-winning photographer and cinematographer Feo Pitcairn and poet Ari Trausti Guðmundsson and reveals a land of fire, ice, hardy life and natural beauty. Experience the remote beauty of Iceland, a land sculpted by the elements and forged by active geologic activity. Meet with Feo Pitcairn and a Smithsonian geologist at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum for an in-depth discussion that will focus on Iceland, and the creation of Pitcairn’s exhibit. There will be free time upon arrival at the Museum for lunch. The discussion will start at 1:00 pm and at the conclusion there will be additional free time for self-guided exploration of the extensive collections of the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum.

Kishi Bashi: Concert in a Castle
Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

Kishi Bashi: Concert in a Castle

Doors open at 7:30.

$25 General Admission. This concert does not have reduced tickets for Museum Members. Tickets are available at http://kishibashiglencairn.bpt.me/ or go to kishibashi.com/shows until 3:00 pm on April 1. Tickets will also be available at the door, cash only.

Bryn Athyn College presents Kishi Bashi in concert at Glencairn Museum. The event is open to all ages.

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist K Ishibashi was born in Seattle, WA, but spent his formative years on the East Coast, where he honed his skills as a touring violinist for the likes of Sondre Lerche, Regina Spektor, and Of Montreal. K is also singer of the NYC synth rock band Jupiter One. In 2011 he embarked on an epic orchestral solo project, adopting the pseudonym Kishi Bashi, and eventually released the kaleidoscopic and meldoic 151A, his full-length solo debut in April 2012. The sophomore album, Lighght, followed in early 2014. Kishi Bashi's songs are "complicated pocket symphonies steeped in classical playing and 21st century pop" [NPR]; and his solo live show is a dazzling array of looping and vocal/violin gymnastics.

Local singer/songwriter Reade McCardell will open. Reade has been involved in music for a few small whiles now. He helped birth some strange sonic creatures with his friends in Red China in Detroit, participated in musical malpractice and magnificent kinship with the "pop-secret" outfit Fresh Cut Salads, played in a wondrous church band for a couple of years, and has contributed bits and pieces of incidental music to a few very small films. He just released his debut full-length album, "Frets," which is available on iTunes and Spotify.

www.kishibashi.com
www.reademccardell.com

Elizabeth Pitcairn in Concert
Mar
20
3:00 pm15:00

Elizabeth Pitcairn in Concert

Admission: $20 General Admission, $15 Basic Members, Free for Gold and Patron Members.

Tickets available beginning March 1. To purchase tickets through March 17, visit the Museum or call 267.502.2990. After March 17 tickets will be sold only at the door, beginning at 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 20.

Reserved seats for Patron Members only: contact 267.502.2990 or info@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve seats.

The celebrated American violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn returns to Glencairn Museum, this year with pianist Louise Thomas. Elizabeth will play the famous Stradivarius for this program and will be signing copies of The Red Violin DVD and various CD recordings, which will be available for purchase.

Members-Only Coffee and Stained Glass Tours
Mar
12
10:00 am10:00

Members-Only Coffee and Stained Glass Tours

Free admission. Reservations recommended: 267.502.2970 or peter.childs@glencairnmuseum.org

Join us for in-depth tours of the symbolism and stories illustrated in Glencairn Museum’s medieval stained-glass collection. You will see illustrations of familiar stories from the Bible as well as stories of saints and miracles. Some stories are glorious and some are gruesome. Come take this in-depth tour and judge for yourself! All attendees can enter a raffle for the grand prize of a lunch for four in the tower! (Tower lunch scheduled for a mutually agreed upon date. Must be present to win.) Enjoy tea, coffee and light refreshments throughout the morning. There will be a brief welcome by Brian Henderson at 10:30 am followed by stained glass tours.

Les Canards Chantants and ACRONYM | Servo d'Armore
Feb
13
8:00 pm20:00

Les Canards Chantants and ACRONYM | Servo d'Armore

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)

Admission: $20 General Admission, $15 Basic Members, Free for Gold and Patron Members. Patron Members: contact Peter Childs at 267.502.2970 or peter.childs@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve seats.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, solo-voice ensemble Les Canards Chantants joins forces with critically-acclaimed Baroque string band ACRONYM to offer a rich and romantic program of chamber music by Giovanni Valentini (c1582–1649), who was once Kapell-meister of the Holy Roman Empire. The concert will include large-ensemble sonatas performed by ACRONYM on period Baroque instruments, and a selection of Valentini's madrigals for voices and instruments, originally published in 1616. With their passionate poetry, intensely lush harmonies (imagine Monteverdi and Gesualdo had a lovechild), infectious rhythms and extravagant instrumentation (one includes parts for 6 singers, continuo, violone, violin, and three - count them - three violas!), these madrigals will envelope you in the extremes of renaissance color, emotion and virtuosity. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear this incredible music performed live for the first time in four hundred years.

lescanardschantants.com
www.acronymensemble.com

Glencairn Christmas Sing Concert 2015
Dec
15
8:00 pm20:00

Glencairn Christmas Sing Concert 2015

8:00 PM (doors open at 7:15)

Admission: $10 general admission, FREE for Museum members. No advance ticket sales.

Reserved seating for Gold members only. Reservations required by Monday, December 14. Contact Peter Childs at 267.502.2970 or peter.childs@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve your seats. Reservations accepted beginning November 1, 2015.

Seating capacity: 225.

Join us as the Museum continues a Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family tradition and hosts the “Glencairn Sing,” a Christmas concert open to the public. The program will feature the “Glencairn Horns,” composed of current and former members of the Philadelphia Orchestra (David Bilger, trumpet; Blair Bollinger, bass trombone; Eric Carlson, trombone; Randy Gardner, horn; Daniel Williams, horn). Readings from the Christmas story and audience caroling will be interspersed throughout the program.

Image: At the 1951 Christmas Sing Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn received a silver bowl as a Christmas gift from the Bryn Athyn congregation, thanking them for their many contributions to the community. The symbols on the bowl include representations of their support of the Bryn Athyn church and school, hospitality, patronage of music and dedication to home and family. © Glencairn Museum

Advent Art Workshop
Dec
5
Dec 19

Advent Art Workshop

Saturdays, December 5, 12 and 19, 2015

12:00 to 4:00 PM

$150, plus $27 for materials. Limited to 8 participants. Reservations required. Contact the instructor, Susan Kelly vonMedicus, at eikon68@aol.com for more information and to register.

Students will learn calligraphy of the Irish insular uncial script and make four pages based on the Cathach of St. Columba. This psalter from the Golden Age of Irish manuscript illumination is the oldest surviving manuscript in Ireland and the second oldest Latin psalter in the world, dated before 561 AD. Each page will use one of the decorated initials and diminuendo format of this manuscript and include the text of a psalm prophesy of the Nativity. Class will include lecture and practice. No previous artistic experience is necessary. Students should be prepared to spend some hours between classes practicing the script.

Les Canards Chantants | 1.500 Surround Sound
Nov
6
8:00 pm20:00

Les Canards Chantants | 1.500 Surround Sound

Admission: $15 Adults, $10 Basic Members/Students with I.D. Free for Gold Members. Tickets are sold at the door beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Before 5.1 surround sound, there was stereo. Long before both, however, was the original surround sound: the polychoral innovations of the 1500s.  In a lavish program of music by the finest composers of the polychoral style including Victoria, Gabrieli, Byrd and Monteverdi, Les Canards Chantants explores the acoustical architecture of Glencairn Museum's Great Hall, and offers the audience a truly immersive concert experience.

This performance of 1.500 Surround Sound will include a unique treat: live performance from the original 16th century Spanish choirbook in Glencairn Museum's collection.

Medieval Festival 2015
Oct
25
1:00 pm13:00

Medieval Festival 2015

Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for members and children 3 and under.

Have you ever heard a minstrel play a hurdy-gurdy, or tried your hand at spinning wool? Travel back to a time when illuminated manuscripts and stained glass windows were made to kindle heavenly inspiration.

Family History Tour and Workshop
Oct
4
1:00 pm13:00

Family History Tour and Workshop

Donations welcome. Reservations recommended, limited to 15 participants. Call 267.502.2990 to reserve your spot. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.

In honor of Family History Month (October), Glencairn is hosting a family history tour and workshop. Begin the day with a tour of the family symbolism created in stone, wood, and glass mosaic for the castle-like home of Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn in the 1930s. Then bring your own favorite item for “Show and Tell a Treasure of Your Family,” a special workshop led by Judith McDowell, family historian and board member of the Association of Personal Historians. Items could include a family heirloom or a photograph, a family Bible or other book, clothing or even toys—any memorable object you would like to share with the group is welcome.

Learn more about Judith McDowell at www.piperlegacypress.com.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day LIVE! 2015
Sep
26
1:00 pm13:00

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day LIVE! 2015

Tours begin at 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, and 3:00 PM.

Free tour admission with Museum Day LIVE! coupon. RESVERATIONS REQUIRED. Tickets will be available for download here.

Tickets available at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people WITH RESERVATIONS.

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.

Tour reservations REQUIRED, as tour space is limited. Call 267.502.2993 or email tours@glencairnmuseum.org to book your spot today.

David Wilcox Concert
Sep
18
8:00 pm20:00

David Wilcox Concert

Admission: $15 Adults, $10 for Students, Seniors and Basic Museum members. Free for Gold Members.

Tickets available at the door beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance, space dependent.

Gold Members and Members who would like to use Member Event Tickets call Glencairn Museum at 267.502.2990.

Glencairn Museum and the Bryn Athyn Church are thrilled to co-host David Wilcox in concert. David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen, and a traveler—an adventurer at his very core, always on his way somewhere. His lyrics include a breadth of topics, especially including gratitude for the various gifts life offers each of us.

Landmarks in Lights
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Landmarks in Lights

Admission: FREE.

Enjoy quiet reflection as you explore the grounds of the Bryn Athyn Historic District in lights. 

Cairnwood Estate: FREE Admission to the Garden House, including exhibitions and an orientation video; self-guided house tours: $5/person. Refreshments for sale, provided by Be Well Bakery.

Bryn Athyn Cathedral: FREE Admission; cell phone audio tour of the building and gardens.

Glencairn Museum: FREE Admission to the first floor, including exhibitions, an orientation video, and a free cell phone audio tour; rides to the Tower fee $5/person.

Free parking throughout the Historic District.

Given the age and construction of the buildings, some areas are not wheelchair accessible. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Bihn Park in Concert
May
31
3:00 pm15:00

Bihn Park in Concert

Admission: $15 Adults, $10 Basic Members/Students with I.D. Free for Gold Members. Tickets are sold at the door beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Join us for talented cellist Bihn Park’s third appearance at Glencairn Museum! The program will include the Concerto No.2 in D major, I (Allegro Moderato) by Franz Joseph Haydn, Le Grande Tango by Astor Piazzolla, the Cello Sonata in G minor, III (Andante) by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Adagio & Allegro, Op.70 by Robert Schumann and Six Pieces for Violoncello by Roger Sessions.

Sacred Arts Festival
Apr
26
1:00 pm13:00

Sacred Arts Festival

Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for members and children 3 and under.

Visit Glencairn Museum for our annual Sacred Arts Festival and experience religious art in the making. Witness demonstrators using ink, glass, paint and music to create beautiful expressions of faith. Learn about stone carving, see the creation of a sand mandala, take a cell phone audio tour inside and outside the building, enjoy the stunning view from Glencairn’s tower and relax in the Castle Café.

Sacred Arts Demonstrations include:

Please note: at this event the elevator stops at the 1st floor and the Tower only. Please use the stairs while exploring Glencairn Museum’s galleries on all other floors.

No wheelchairs beyond the first floor. No backpack-style baby carriers.

Image: "I Have Come as Light into the World" by Susan Kelly vonMedicus.

Click here to see photos of past Sacred Arts Festivals.

Stained Glass Painting Workshop
Apr
26
1:00 pm13:00

Stained Glass Painting Workshop

During the Sacred Arts Festival. Session 1: 1:00 – 2:30 pm | Session 2: 2:30 – 4:00 pm | Firing 4:00 – 5:00 pm

$15 Adults, $10 Members/Students with I.D. Includes admission to the Sacred Arts Festival. Reservations required, space is limited to 12 participants per session. Ages 8 and up, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Doreen Carey at 267.502.2981 or doreen.carey@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve your spot.

Noted stained glass artist J. Kenneth Leap, director of the Building Arts Program at Bryn Athyn College, will lead a stained glass workshop during Glencairn Museum’s Sacred Arts Festival, using authentic 12th century techniques. Participants will apply glass pigment to designs adapted from the Museum's collection of medieval stained glass. Painted glass panels will be fired on-site, so you can take your creation home at the end of the day.

Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala
Apr
22
Apr 26

Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala

Free Admission April 22-25. Included in Sacred Arts Festival admission on April 26.

Witness the step-by-step creation of a traditional Sand Mandala, an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism. Mandalas are drawings in sand of the world in its divine form; they represent a map by which the ordinary human mind is transformed into an enlightened mind. Watch as the Venerable Losang Samten (the first Buddhist given permission by the Dalai Lama to make Mandalas in the West) completes and then ritualistically dismantles an Amitabha Buddha Mandala, the Buddha of Infinite Light, during our Sacred Arts Festival.

For more information about Losang Samten visit losangsamten.com.

Click here to read about the Amitabha Buddha Mandala.

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.

Please note: as of 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 19, the guided tours for our Members Only event on Saturday are full. There will still be plenty to do on the 1st floor, so walk-in visitors are still welcome to enjoy refreshments and hands-on activities there.

Enjoy the Molas exhibition, refreshments and family-friendly activities throughout the morning. 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.

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

Homeschool Day: Molas from the San Blas Islands
Mar
17
9:30 am09:30

Homeschool Day: Molas from the San Blas Islands

Admission: $4.00 per person, children 3 & under free.

What’s a Mola? It’s a colorful cotton art form made exclusively by the Cuna Indians from the San Blas Islands, off the coast of Panama.

Instead of "seeing green" on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, see burgundy and orange and splashes of other bright colors at Glencairn Museum.  View the current exhibition of Molas depicting Biblical scenes, make your own felt mola and take a "Textile Tour" to compare molas to other ancient and medieval fabrics. Take a ride to the Tower to see the panoramic view of the countryside. The tours and activities are ongoing. No reservations needed.

For more information contact Diane Fehon, Education Coordinator at 267.502.2995 or diane.fehon@glencairnmuseum.org.

Elizabeth Pitcairn in Concert 2015
Mar
15
3:00 pm15:00

Elizabeth Pitcairn in Concert 2015

Doors open at 2:30 pm

Admission: $20 General Admission, $15 Basic Members, Free for Gold Members.

The celebrated American violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn returns to Glencairn Museum, this year with fellow artists Evan Drachman and Mary Au. Curtis graduate Evan Drachman is a well-traveled and oft-recorded cellist who also specializes in live classical music presentations. Hailed as a talented chamber collaborator and accompanist, Mary Au has taught and performed around the world. Elizabeth will play the famous Stradivarius for this program and will be signing copies of The Red Violin DVD and various CD recordings, which will be available for purchase.

Please note: due to a memorial service at Bryn Athyn Cathedral earlier in the afternoon, parking will be available in both the upper Glencairn Museum lot and the Cairnwood Estate lot.

Love Knot Wheat Weaving Workshop
Feb
14
1:00 pm13:00

Love Knot Wheat Weaving Workshop

Admission: $3/design. No pre-registration necessary.

Join us on Valentine's Day to make a wheat love knot for your special someone! Instructors will be on-hand all afternoon to show you how to make this simple love knot. One design will take about 15 minutes to make. This on-going workshop is fun for all ages!

In England, wheat woven into symbols of love were an important part of rural courting customs. According to Doris Johnson and Alec Coker’s book, The Complete Book of Straw Craft and Corn Dollies (1987), “farm laborers in the British Isles used to plait little buttonhole favors with the straw and offer them to their sweethearts as love tokens. According to some traditions, the favors or harvest knots [also known as love knots] worn by girls displayed ears of grain while those for men had only the straw, a nice retention of the fertility association of the grain.”

Christmas Sing Concert
Dec
16
8:00 pm20:00

Christmas Sing Concert

Doors open at 7:15 pm

Admission: $10 general admission, FREE for Museum members. No advance ticket sales.

Reserved seating for Gold members only. Reservations required by Monday, December 15. Contact Joralyn Echols Glenn at 267.502.2987 or joralyn.glenn@glencairnmuseum.org to reserve your seats.

Seating capacity: 225.

Join us as the Museum continues a Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family tradition and hosts the “Glencairn Sing”, a Christmas concert open to the public. The program will feature the “Glencairn Horns”, composed of current and former members of the Philadelphia Orchestra (David Bilger, trumpet; Blair Bollinger, bass trombone; Eric Carlson, trombone; Randy Gardner, horn; Daniel Williams, horn). Other performers include the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools Concert Choir and Hand Bell Choir, sixth grader and soloist Becket Sullivan, The Three Teachers (Academy of the New Church Secondary School faculty members Simon Daum, Keith Gruber and Chris Waelchli) and Les Canards Chantants. Readings from the Christmas story and audience caroling will be interspersed throughout the program.

Homeschool Day | Christmas
Dec
9
Dec 11

Homeschool Day | Christmas

Tuesday, December 9 and Thursday, December 11. 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Admission: $3 per person, children 3 and under free. Tour reservations required. Contact Diane Fehon at diane.fehon@glencairnmuseum.org or 267.502.2995 to book your spot.

Visit the Museum and participate in a variety of family activities, including the World Nativities exhibition, a guided tour, a Christmas Art Quest, and holiday shopping.

Please no strollers or backpack-style baby carriers.

Advent Sacred Art Workshop
Dec
6
Dec 20

Advent Sacred Art Workshop

Saturdays December 6, 13, 20, 2014
12:00 to 4:30 PM

Students will learn the calligraphy of Coptic-style script adapted to the English alphabet, and then will make a bound and covered 22-page accordion-fold concertina book lettering the complete text of the Gloria in English. The project will include a color illustration of an angel based on the ceiling painting at Debre Birhan Selassie church, Gonder, Ethiopia, and decorative pen work on the text pages. The workshop will include lecture and practice. No previous artistic experience is necessary. Students should be prepared to spend some time between classes practicing the script.