How do you even begin to describe the collection at the Glass Flower Gallery at Harvard University?
When a video leaves you without words, imagine what seeing this collection does to you when you see it in person. I’ll have to get myself to Harvard some day because beginning tomorrow, the collection reopens to the public after undergoing a major renovation.
According to Harvard Staff Writer, Alvin Powell, the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants at the Harvard Museum of Natural History was created between 1886 and 1936. These delicate, extremely life-like glass models were created for teaching purposes and boy are they good teachers!
Learn more about this collection and watch a wonderful video in Putting the Glass Flowers in new light, an article written by Powell for the Harvard Gazette.
Many thanks to the kind reader who brought attention to the grand reopening of this historic collection.