Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 17, 2019


The Newark Museumof Art, established as the largest New Jersey museum, invites you to enjoy unforgettable experiences in the arts and natural sciences.  Take an inspirational journey through 80 galleries of world-class collections including American, Asian, African and Classical. Part of the Museum is the Ballantine House, a Victorian mansion built in 1885. The size of the glass collection is 2525 objects periods covered 1500BC to present.  Most of the ancient glass from 1500 BC Egypt through Greece, Roman and the Islamic cultures through 1200 AD. is the Eugene Schaefer collection. The American glass is located in the Ballantine House.  The Newark Museum of Art along with The Ballantine House have been recently renovated and are beautiful to walk through.

Current Exhibitions:

South Gallery, first floor, main building The Museum’s art of the ancient Mediterranean cultures—Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome—includes one of the finest collections of ancient glass in the nation as well as classical antiquities that illustrate … Click on the following pictures to enlarge them.



Unexpected Color: A Journey Through Glass features the Thomas N. Armstrong III Collection of Steuben Glass, recently donated to the Newark Museum. The exhibition offers a window into the science, craft, and art of this lesser-known, colorful glass that was made and used by two visionaries. Frederick Carder, co-founder and designer of Steuben Glass Works, Click on the following pictures to enlarge them.


Permanent Installations:  Glass in The Ballantine House



Additional Ancient Glass from the Eugene Schaefer collection from an older 2016 installation. Click on the following pictures to enlarge them.

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