About the Museum
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)