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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Footed Beaker with Standard-Bearer on Horseback (Copy of a Renaissance Goblet)
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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.

Botanical Wonders: In Your Garden
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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.

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.

Host IX–Epidendrum by Debora Moore
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Debora Moore (American, b. 1960)
United States, Seattle, Washington
2007
Blown and hot-worked glass, hot-applied glass powders, acid-etched
H: 96.52 cm, W: 30.5 cm, D: 17.8 cm
(2007.4.70)

Spaces I
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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.

Libertà by Toots Zynsky
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Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951)
United States, Providence, Rhode Island
2004
Fused and thermo-formed glass threads
H: 25.4 cm, W: 47.1 cm, D: 26 cm
(2004.4.28)

Cargo Seed
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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.

Water Carafe, cut in Wheeler pattern by Henry Wilde
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Mt. Washington Glass Company; Henry Wilde
United States, New Bedford, MA
about 1890–1910
Lead glass, blown and cut
H: 20.9 cm, D: 15.3 cm
(92.4.9)

Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome
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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.