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.

Woven Heaven Tangled Earth by Susan Plum
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Woven Heaven, Tangled Earth
Susan Plum (American, b. 1944)
United States, Brooklyn, New York
1999
Flameworked borosilicate glass
Diam: 91.44 cm
(2001.4.70)

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.

West Sky by Alessandro Diaz de Santillana
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Alessandro Diaz de Santillana, (Italian, b. 1959)
U.S., Stanwood, Washington
1997
Blown and silvered glass; steel structure
H: 260 cm, W: 26.9 cm; Base W: 76.2 cm, D. 76.2 cm
(2000.4.5)

Untitled 3-1989-#12
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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.

Crystal Flower
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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.

Kerosene Lamp by Pairpoint Manufacturing Co.
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Pairpoint Manufacturing Co.
United States, New Bedford, MA
About 1900–1903
Glass, enamel, gilding, metal; blown, enameled, gilt, assembled
Overall H: 42.8 cm, Diam: 21.2 cm
(L.251.4.2010)

Krautstrunk
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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: Rudolf Blaschka's Studio
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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