Since ancient times, monarchs and statesmen have been immortalized in portraits in all sorts of materials, including glass. In the days when few people could read, portraits were created to familiarize citizens with their rulers and, later, with political candidates. In 17th-century Europe, the... more
There are several special exhibitions offered at the Museum and the Rakow Research Library each year, from shows focused on specific artists to major exhibitions on important topics in glass and glass history.
The Magic of the Lamp: %%Flameworked%% Glass from the Permanent Collection showcased a diverse group of objects from the Museum’s collection that illustrate the skill and creativity of flameworkers from the 17th century to the present. This engaging survey exhibition reflected the recent... more
On June 23, 2002, the 30th anniversary of the Hurricane Agnes flood, The Corning Museum of Glass installed a small exhibition recalling that event.
Glass Behind the Iron Curtain: Czech Design, 1948-1978 at The Corning Museum of Glass was open from May through November of 2002 and presented the work of artists who risked persecution to fulfill what they believed to be their lifelong mission: creating art without restraints. The artists... more
Roses have been domesticated for many centuries, and they exist in thousands of varieties. Gardeners have been fascinated by this beautiful flower since antiquity. Roses were known in ancient India, were mentioned by Confucius in China, and were found by Columbus in the New World. Poets and artists... more
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