This guide to the Museum’s glass collection consists of 14 chapters, each of which is devoted to a separate gallery. The galleries are arranged chronologically, from “The Origins of Glassmaking” to “Glass after 1960.” Some of the thematic galleries, which present 20th-century sculpture, the role of the city of Corning in the cut glass industry, and Frederick Carder, are also covered in the book.
Each chapter begins with a brief introduction to the historical period covered by the gallery. This is followed by descriptions and color illustrations of key objects on display. A brief text accompanies every object, tracing its background and assessing its significance.