Schedule a time this spring to experience Easter story through medieval works of art in stained glass, sculpture and painting from Glencairn Museum's extensive collection. Key episodes from the biblical narrative include Last Supper, Crucifixion, Resurrection and the Ascension of Christ into heaven. Also, how Easter was celebrated at Glencairn by the Pitcairn family. 1-hr guided tour available year-round by appointment only. This spring, tours can be scheduled Tues thru Sun except Mondays and March 18 and April 1. To book a tour: 267.502.2993 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the 1920s Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn commissioned Winfred S. Hyatt, the principal stained-glass artist and designer for Bryn Athyn Cathedral and Glencairn (now Glencairn Museum), to create a trio of Easter scenes for their home. It became a central feature of the family's annual celebrations, portraying the Last Supper, the visit of the two Marys to the tomb of Jesus on Easter Sunday, and the resurrected Christ appearing to his disciples by the Sea of Galilee. The exhibition runs Tuesday through Friday during the 2:30pm guided tour or by appointment, and admission is included with the tours and events. On the weekends, walk-ins are invited to view the dioramas and tour the Great Hall 1:00-4:30pm for a donation. Please note: Museum is closed to tours and walk-ins March 18, April 1 and Mondays.
Renowned American violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn performs on the Antonio Stradivari violin that inspired the film 'The Red Violin.' Playlist includes selections by Schubert, Ravel, Strauss and Wieniawski. Tickets through 3/15 at Glencairn Museum or 267.502.2990; after 3/15 tickets sold only at the door beginning when doors open at 2:30. Seating limited.
For those who like to take a hands-on approach to their Easter celebrations, Glencairn's immensely popular Pysanky workshop returns this year on Saturday, March 24, for two sessions. Learn how to create unique, beautiful and lasting Ukrainian painted Easter eggs using centuries-old techniques passed down through generations. Wendy Hallstrom leads workshop. All materials included in the cost. Registration required by March 21--workshop fills quickly. Wear old clothes or a smock.