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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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

Fragment with Saints Peter and Paul
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass.

Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants
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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.

Endeavor by Lino Tagliapietra
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Lino Tagliapietra (Italian, b. 1934)
United States, Seattle, Washington
2004
Blown and hot-worked glass, cut, battuto-cut; steel cable
Dimensions variable
(^^2005.4.170^^)

Warrior Vase with Stand
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In their well-known attempts to make gold, alchemists also provided the foundation for modern chemistry and material sciences.

Sun Chariot by Laura de Santillana
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Sun Chariot (Detail)
Laura de Santillana (Italian, b. 1955)
Italy, Murano
2001
Blown incalmo, hot-worked
H: 41.2, W: 47.7 cm, D: 5.6 cm
(2002.3.3)

Emergence Series
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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.

Royal Flemish Vase with Camel and Rider by Mt. Washington Glass Company
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Mt. Washington Glass Company
United States, New Bedford, MA
1893–1895
Glass and pigments
Overall H: 32.9 cm, Diam (Max): 16.8 cm
(L.40.4.2002)