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Due to the winter storm projections, The Corning Museum of Glass will operate under a three-hour delay and will be open from noon to 5 pm on Sunday, January 20. The Rakow Library will be closed. The Museum and Library will return to normal hours and full operations on Monday, January 21 at 9 am.

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Behind the Glass: The Grand Bohemian Troupe of Fancy Glass Workers

Amphitheater Hot Shop
January 10, 2019 6:30pm to 8:00pm

For positively one night only on January 10, see The Grand Bohemian Troupe of Fancy Glass Workers at The Corning Museum of Glass. Over a span of 300 years, traveling flameworkers entertained and educated audiences around the world on the art, s­­cience, and skill of glassmaking. Learn about their lives and witness a modern take on their performances, featuring flameworkers who carry on some of the same traditions today.

Join librarian Rebecca Hopman and flameworkers Bandhu Dunham, David Sandidge, Caitlin Hyde, and Eric Goldschmidt for a special program and demonstration about this little-known facet of glass history. Bring the kids for a fun and fascinating evening; the first 50 through the door will receive a glass souvenir made by our talented troupe members.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to publicprograms@cmog.org or call +1 (607) 438-5500.

About Behind the Glass

Behind the Glass lectures take place the second Thursday of the month. These events include the Museum’s popular Meet the Artist lectures, as well as talks by curators, writers, and historians. All lectures are free and open to the public. Watch lectures on our YouTube Channel.