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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Rabbi Wearing Spectacles
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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: The Story of the Harvard 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

Rothschild Lycurgus Cup
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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.

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.

Keulenglas
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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.

Material Culture by Beth Lipman
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Beth Lipman (American, b. 1971)
United States, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and Brooklyn, New York
2008
Blown glass; silicone; wood table
H: 175.3 cm, W: 114.3 cm, D: 106.7 cm
(2010.4.43)

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.

Navajo Blanket Cylinder
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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.

1890: Advertisement for Mt. Washington
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Advertisement for Mt. Washington: Rich cut and decorated wares, including Royal Flemish and Albertine decoration, from the November 1890 issue of The Jewelers Circular and Horological Review.

Grecian Urn by Karla Trinkley
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Karla Trinkley (American, b. 1956)
United States, Boyertown, Pennsylvania
1992
Cast glass (pâte de verre)
H: 104.9 cm, W: 57 cm, D: 15.4 cm
(2006.4.150)