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.

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

Gyes Arcade by Christopher Wilmarth
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Christopher Wilmarth (American, 1943–1987)
United States, New York, New York
1969
Industrial sheet glass, cut, slumped, acid-etched, assembled
H: 36 cm, W: 238.5 cm, D: 221.5 cm
(2000.4.53)

Red Wall Hook
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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.

The Cold Genius by Judith Schaechter
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Judith Schaechter (American, b. 1961)
United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2009
Cut colored glass; lead came; lightbox
H: 76.2 cm, W: 109.2 cm
(2010.4.121)

Marquiscarpa #10
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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.

Butterfly Table Lamp by Pairpoint Corporation
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Pairpoint Corporation
United States, New Bedford, MA
1907–1925
Glass, metal, enamel, rubber; blown, tooled, enameled, acid-etched, assembled
Overall H: 52.6 cm, Diam: 37.5 cm
(2009.4.338)

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.

Botanical Wonders: Harvard's Dilemma
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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