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The Corning Museum of Glass is temporarily closed as we do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. All previously scheduled classes, events, and programs are cancelled until further notice.

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Behind the Glass: Spencer Finch

December 10, 2015 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Behind the Glass: Spencer Finch

Spencer Finch uses poetry, art history, history and science to investigate the mechanics of perception. In locations all over the world including the ancient city of Troy (in present-day Turkey); Rouen, France; Monument Valley, Utah; and Emily Dickinson's home in Amherst, Massachusetts--he has attempted to capture the indescribable qualities of light, color, and reflection. Finch has explored glass as a material, and the architectural design of The Corning Museum of Glass, to create a new work for the Museum one of four special commissions incorporating glass and light to celebrate the opening of the Museum's new Contemporary Art + Design Galleries. Please join us to hear Spencer Finch talk about this life and work, including his new commission for CMoG.

Museum Members at the Donor level and above ($125+) are invited to come early for a private reception at 5:15 pm. Please RSVP to 607.438.5600 or [email protected] by December 7.