Corning Museum of glass in Corning, New York is one of the best road trip ideas that are off the beaten path. Corning is a small town and it is unlikely to draw visitors. However, the museum of glass is a great museum to explore and should be on the list of things to do in New York state.
If you are not interested in industrial history and technology of glassmaking, the museum offers an amazing gallery of glass artworks dating back 35 centuries.
The museum also features many glass artworks by contemporary artists that choose to use glass as their medium. This contemporary glass collection covers a quarter of a century in glass artworks up to 2000. Another gallery presents glass designed by Frederick Carder in the early 1900s.
There are many unique glass objects such as glass harmonica – a musical instrument. To play glass harmonica you have to fill its glasses with various amounts of water and then rub wet fingers on the rims. Museum also displays intricate stained glass samples from the churches. There are many amazing still life compositions made with glass. Glass abstract art is well presented as well.
The museum store is called the glass market. There you can buy original glass artworks of art by many artists or glass objects for the home. The selection of glass items is huge and ranges from jewelry, accessories, holiday ornaments to collectibles and gifts.
07.05.2020 by FPImages