Fragile Legacy

Fragile Legacy

See the amazingly detailed and fragile glass marine invertebrate models by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, developed during the 19th century to study sea creatures. Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka is on view through January 8, 2017.


Blaschka Nr. 481 - Artwork
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Blaschka Nr. 232 - Artwork
Blaschka Nr. 116 - Artwork
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Blaschka Nr. 464 - Artwork
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Inspired by Blaschka

The 19th century glass sea creatures of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka have inspired glass artists, scientists, and visitors alike. Watch the Museum’s gaffers transform molten glass into sea life; Make Your Own Glass sea slug; or explore the collection to discover the connections between the Blaschkas’ work and others.

Plan Your Visit

Explore every facet of glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. See more than 35 centuries of glass in the Glass Collection Galleries, get hands-on in the science and technology-focused Innovation Center, and watch live glass demos—all day, every day. And admission is FREE for kids and teens, 17 and under!