Glass Flowers at Harvard Reopens May 21

glass_flowers_pearClosed since early November 2015, the internationally acclaimed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, the “Glass Flowers,” will reopen on Saturday, May 21, 2016, following the most expansive renovation in the exhibit’s history.

Commissioned in 1886 by Harvard University from the German glass artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka for use by students and faculty, this now-public collection contains thousands of one-of-a-kind botanical masterpieces.

The renovation features model and case restoration, space redesign, and the installation of state-of-the-art lighting and display features that will combine to create a stunning new exhibition showcasing the unique history, irreplaceable artistry, and ongoing scientific relevance of the Glass Flowers.