Unlike many museums, the Liberty Museum faces a current problem instead of documenting the past. Three floors of displays and ... More
Unlike many museums, the Liberty Museum faces a current problem instead of documenting the past. Three floors of displays and multi-media presentations are intended to reflect America's roots in freedom and equality and how it can be used today to confront bigotry and hatred. Glass is the medium used in many of the works on display to reflect the delicate balance between freedom and persecution. The most notable piece of the art collection is "The Flame of Liberty," a 20-foot glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. The museum is open 7 days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but is closed on Mondays the remainder of the year.
This place was phenomenal. We stumbled upon it accidentally just outside the Ben Frankilin Court, and wished we had another half a day to spend there.
It was so moving, It was presented in ways that spoke to kids and adults, in interactive, visual and auditory formats. Thought-provoking, I was there two weeks ago and keep remembering different exhibits.
We almost missed seeing this thought provoking museum.... the kids got a kick with the Jelly bean children exhibit.
I was in awe with the beautiful glass sculpture in the middle of the gift shop; we would not get enough of the "Heroes Gallery".... this museum is really a must see for anyone with school age children...the exhibits were entertaining, thought provoking, and interesting!
It was just a bunch of American flags...
I first thought the whole museum was dedicated to kids...
The museum only gives one small room for the fights for freedom in the world, the rest is only about America...
The Liberty Museum is really not much of a museum at all but a strange combination of glass art exhibit and other display.
I found the "exhibit" content to be superficial, unfocused, ethnocentric, and very ideologically driven. The Hall of Heroes was ethnocentric in who was chosen and sometimes questionable (Walt Disney?). And the use of jelly beans and butterflies to illustrate diversity was just downright creepy. A shredder for hate speech was an interesting idea, but on the whole simplistic in message.
Is is about anti-violence? Is it about democracy? Is is about diversity? Who knows? It seems to be about one person's preachy point of view. The exhibits do nothing to illuminate the forces historic or otherwise, that catalyze or change violence, democracy or diversity or anything else.
With so many great museums in town, don't waste your time or money here.
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