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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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.

Red Pyramid by Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová
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Stanislav Libenský (Czech, 1921–2002) and
Jaroslava Brychtová (Czech, b. 1924)
Czech Republic, Železný Brod
1993
Mold-melted glass, cut
H: 83.4 cm, W: 119.3 cm, D: 28.2 cm
(94.3.101)

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.

Ambero Glass Vase by Pairpoint Corporation
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Pairpoint Corporation
United States, New Bedford, MA
1915–1916
Glass, metal, enamel; blown, tooled, acid-etched, enameled
Overall H: 37 cm, Diam: 21.6 cm
(2009.4.340)

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.

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