Corning museum of glass has historic and contemporary glass art collection

Historic vessels collection, beautiful glass artworks

Historic vessels collection, beautiful glass artworks

Corning, New York, USA
Latitude: 42.1498, Longtitude: -77.0549
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Corning museum of glass in Corning, New York is one of the best  road trip ideas that is off the beaten path. Corning is a small town and it is unlikely to draw visitors. However, museum of glass is a great museum to explore and should be on the list of things to do in New York state.

Luxury glassware - crystal table lamp, museum artworks
Luxury glassware – crystal table lamp

If you are not interested in industrial history and technology of glass making, the museum offers amazing gallery of glass artworks dating back 35 centuries.

Ancient Egyptian glass artworks - plaque with face and a collar
Ancient Egyptian glass artworks – plaque with face and a collar

The museum also features many glass artworks by contemporary artist that choose to use glass as their medium. This contemporary glass collection covers 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 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.

Garden Pier historical museum exhibits unique memorabilia

Glass flowers - delicate still life gifts at museum glass market, travel images
Glass flowers – delicate still life items at museum glass market
Still life composition - glass fruits plate, New York museums road trip ideas
Still life composition – glass fruits plate, New York museums road trip ideas
Abstract art glass statue
Abstract art glass statue
Colorful glass medallions - unique artworks exhibition
Colorful glass medallions – unique artworks exhibition
Crystal glass boat vase with golden accent, glass artworks
Crystal glass boat vase with golden accent, glass artworks
Glass Harmonica - historic glass art collection
Glass Harmonica – historic glass art collection
corning museum glass historic art collection
Stained glass example
Glass Abstract Art, Family Matters by Jill Reynolds
Glass Abstract Art, Family Matters by Jill Reynolds
corning museum glass art collection
Glass fish – beautiful glass artwork
Orange, white and blue glass flowers for sale at the glass market, travel images
Orange, white and blue glass flowers for sale at the glass market, travel images

  25.09.2018 by FPImages

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