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“spanning 3,500 years of glassmaking history”
Founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, The Corning Museum of Glass is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass. The concept seems so simple. How much can you say about glass? Actually, quite a lot. Glass is a versatile, ancient material that is still being explored and understood by artists, scientists, and historians today. The story of glass is a story about art, history, culture, technology, science, craft and design. And we tell that story at The Corning Museum of Glass. The Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, New York, contains a collection of more than 45,000 glass objects, spanning 3,500 years of glassmaking history - 'dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of the art, history and science of glass. The Museum's Glass Collection Galleries features exhibits on glass creation, from a full-scale model of an Egyptian furnace to the grand factories of Europe and America and finally, to the small-scale furnaces that fueled the Studio Glass movement that began in America in the 1960s. The Museum's collection of contemporary artworks includes pieces by significant artists such as Klaus Moje, Karen LaMonte, Dale Chihuly, Libenský / Brychtová and Josiah McElheny.
I could go on and on here, but will keep this reasonable! As others have noted this is an amazing museum with so much glass!! I've been blowing glass at a hobby level for over 6 years and love... Read more
I had never heard of this museum until watching the glass blowing competition show, Blown Away, on Netflix. When planning a trip up to Niagara, I realized that Corning was a nice halfway point... Read more
Corning Museum of Glass
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