America’s Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex

Exhibitions

Rakow Research Library
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June 6, 2015 to March 20, 2016

America’s Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex commemorated the history of Pyrex brand housewares, developed by Corning Glass Works in 1915. Central to the story of Pyrex are women, traditionally the keepers of the home, who helped Corning designers and engineers develop the products to appeal to the burgeoning women’s consumer market. Corning Glass Works combined affordable products and attractive designs with strategic marketing to make Pyrex a mainstay in American homes. Pyrex advertisements, ephemera, and glassware from the combined collections of the Library and Museum will reveal the evolution of this modern American tradition.

Exhibition design by Celia Imrey, Imrey Studio, LLC and graphic design by Louise Fili, Louise Fili Ltd.

2-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Lid - Artwork
Engraved Pyrex Teapot with Lid and Underplate - Artwork
Pyrex Refrigerator Dishes - Artwork
4 Pyrex Mixing Bowls - Artwork
Pyrex Roaster with Lid - Artwork
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Refrigerator Dish with Lid - Artwork
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Casserole with Lid - Artwork
500 Milliliter Pyrex Casserole Dish with Lid - Artwork
750 Milliliter Pyrex Casserole Dish with Lid - Artwork
Pyrex Loaf pan - Artwork