Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass

About the Museum


Interior View, Corning Museum of Glass
Interior View, Corning Museum of Glass
2011 Gary Hodges Photography, Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass

Interior View, Corning Museum of Glass

Interior View, Corning Museum of Glass
Exterior View, Corning Museum of Glass
Courtesy The Corning Museum of Glass

Exterior View, Corning Museum of Glass

Interior View, Corning Museum of Glass
2011 Gary Hodges Photography, Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass

Interior View, Corning Museum of Glass

Interior View, Corning Museum of Glass

Founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, The Corning Museum of Glass is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass. The museum showcases more than thirty-five centuries of glass artistry, with galleries exploring Near Eastern, Asian, European, and American glass and glassmaking from antiquity through the present day. It also displays a strong collection of contemporary artworks, including pieces by significant artists such as Klaus Moje, Karen LaMonte, Dale Chihuly, and Josiah McElheny. Visit to see a glass portrait of an Egyptian pharoah, examples of the finest Renaissance Venetian glass, works by today's artists - and everything in between.

(Photo courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass)

Collection Highlights


J. & L. Lobmeyer Persian Series
The Corning Ewer

Karen LaMonte

Evening Dress with Shawl
Dragon-stem Goblet
Corning Museum of Glass: Collection Highlights
J. & L. Lobmeyer Persian Series, c. 1878
Blown, tooled, applied, enameled and gilded glass
Collection of the Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Ewer, c. 1000
Translucent pale green and colorless glass; blown, cased, relief-cut, drilled, handle applied
Collection of The Corning museum of glass, purchased with funds from the Clara S. Peck Endowment

Karen LaMonte

Evening Dress with Shawl, 2004
Mold-melted, ground, polished assembled glass
Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, gift in part of the Ennion Society
Dragon-stem Goblet, 17th century
glass
Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
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