Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead

Symbolizing power, enabling ornamentation, and facilitating trade, glass beads are miniature masterpieces that have played significant roles throughout time and across cultures. This set features selected beads from Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead. This major exhibition explores glass beads and beaded objects made by various cultures, representing 3,500 years of human history. Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead showcases, for the first time, many important works from the large historical glass bead collection of The Corning Museum of Glass.