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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Sanctuary
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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.

Burmese Lamp by Mt. Washington Glass Company
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Mt. Washington Glass Company
United States, New Bedford, MA
About 1885–1895
Glass, metal; blown, enameled, mounted, decorated
Overall H: 48.5 cm
(79.4.91)

Pilchuck Series 1984-85 #7
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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.

Lalique perfume bottle for Coty French perfume
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René Lalique’s decision to focus on glass was influenced by a large commission he was offered by the well-known French perfume-maker François Coty.

Dish by Pairpoint Corporation
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Pairpoint Corporation
United States, New Bedford, MA
About 1909–1930
Glass, blown, cut
Overall H: 3.8 cm, Diam: 15.1 cm
(L.100.4.2010)

Rabbi Wearing Spectacles
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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: The Story of the Harvard Glass Flowers
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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

Rothschild Lycurgus Cup
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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.

Flowers by Blaschka
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Learn more about the lives of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka and how they created the Glass Flower models for Harvard University at the turn of the 19th century. Glassmaker and historian William Gudenrath interviews co-curators Dr.

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.