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 Great Tazza
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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: 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

Tiffany window
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After 1900, fine art and design experienced radical changes. This was especially true for glass, as artists and designers explored unconventional approaches to the material and developed new techniques to shape it.

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.

Kuttrolf or bottle
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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.

Forest Glass by Katherine Gray
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Katherine Gray (Canadian, b. 1965)
United States, Los Angeles, California
2009
Glass; acrylic, steel; about 2,000 found drinking glasses
Tallest section: H: 289.6 cm, W: 160 cm, D: 76.2 cm
(2010.4.49)

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

It’s Raining Knives by Silvia Levenson
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Silvia Levenson (Argentinean, b. 1957)
Italy, Vigevano
1996–2004
Cast glass; artificial grass; nylon line
H: variable, W: 120 cm, D: 120 cm
(2004.3.29)

Spring Landscape Study (Baden bei Wien #113)
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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.

Lava Vase by Mt. Washington Glass Company
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Mt. Washington Glass Company
United States, New Bedford, MA
1878–1880
Glass, blown, enameled
H: 20.4 cm, D (max.): 15.6 cm
(76.4.17)