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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The Mappae Clavicula
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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: Drawing from Nature
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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

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.

Prunted 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.

Still Life with Two Plums by Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick
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Flora C. Mace (American, b. 1949) and
Joey Kirkpatrick (American, b. 1952)
United States, Seattle, Washington
2000
Blown glass; carved and painted alderwood bowl
H: 69.5 cm, Bowl Diam: 116.7 cm
(2002.4.2)

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

Petroglyphic Urn
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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.

Mt. Washington and Pairpoint: American Glass from the Gilded Age to the Roaring
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This exhibition is entitled, “Mt. Washington and Pairpoint: American Glass from the %%Gilded%% Age to the Roaring Twenties.” The Mt.

Half-Green Egg with Optical Lens by Václav Cigler
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Half-Green Egg with Optical Lens
Václav Cigler (Czech, b. 1929)
With the assistance of Jan Frydrych
Czech Republic, Šluknov, Frydrych Studio, and Prague
2009
Optical glass, cast, cut

307 Sylvia Street PWV 353
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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.