Audio Tour

Audio Tour

Download these free Audio files below to hear the Museum's curators describe a variety of pieces in our collection. Listen to them right at your computer or download them onto your MP3 player to enhance your visit to the Museum.

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10th century Funnel Beaker
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The phrase “medieval glass” evokes images of stained glass windows. But there is another world of medieval glass: objects made for daily use.

Red Pyramid by Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová
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A major development of the Studio Glass movement has been the use of glass for large-scale sculpture and installations. Since 1980, there has also been a dramatic increase in the size of objects and vessels made of glass.

Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750
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In their well-known attempts to make gold, alchemists also provided the foundation for modern chemistry and material sciences.

Cosmic Dream
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A survey of one of the largest and finest collections of contemporary studio glass in the United States, Voices of Contemporary Glass showcases, for the first time, the collection donated to the Museum in 2006 by Ben W. Heineman, Sr.

Untitled by Nicolas Africano
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Nicolas Africano (American, b. 1948)
With the assistance of Melanie Hunter
United States, Normal, Illinois
2008
Cast glass
H: 65 cm, W: 33.8 cm, D: 21.5 cm
(2010.4.22)

Crystal Concentrations
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A survey of one of the largest and finest collections of contemporary studio glass in the United States, Voices of Contemporary Glass showcases, for the first time, the collection donated to the Museum in 2006 by Ben W. Heineman, Sr.

Electric Urn Lamp by Pairpoint Corporation
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Pairpoint Corporation
United States, New Bedford, MA
Probably 1910–1914
Glass, metal, enamel; blown, enameled, acid-etched, assembled
Overall H: 45 cm, Diam: 31.6 cm
(2009.4.339)

The Behaim Beaker
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The phrase “medieval glass” evokes images of stained glass windows. But there is another world of medieval glass: objects made for daily use.

Botanical Wonders: How the Glass Flowers Come to Harvard
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In “Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard Glass Flowers,” The Corning Museum of Glass brings to bear its unique curatorial, conservation, and glassmaking capabilities to illuminate more fully than ever before the story of the delicate glass repli