Day 4 – New York Corning Museum of Glass

Travel Experience | | March 13, 2010 at 1:51 am




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As soon as we entered the Corning Museum of Glass at Corning City I was blown away by the glass art and was really amazed at the beauty of glass. There were thousands of beautiful pieces of glass with different shapes, sizes, colors, etc. there were numerous things people can make using glass. Until, I saw the glass making demonstration here, I never knew that the shaped glasses are made with so many efforts here. Making glass is such an innovative works of art, the more you explore the more your creativity works. The Corning Museum of Glass was a beauty far beyond my expectations, there were numerous pieces of ancient glass which were used centuries ago. Not everybody may appraise the art, but it takes experience to know its beauty and splendor. Corning has been voted as number one for the past 25 years in a row for the top city arts destinations across the United States.

Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of glass offers you various courses like glass blowing, flameworking, fusing, sandblasting and other seasonal items. By learning glass blowing you can make flowers, beads, etc. and flameworking helps you make beads on the roads while fusing can help you prepare wind chimes, picture frame, suncatcher, mirror by layering glass sheets. Sand blasting allows you to prepare frosted designs on a plate, bowl or drinking glasses. The Carder Gallery in the corning museum of glass, alone offers you 3000 works designed by Frederick Carder. He started his career from 1880s up to 1950s. The varied events at Corning Museum taken in the year 2009 are NY Glass sale, Corning, Cabin Fever, Race fever, Sounds of summer, Jazz and Harvest festival, Tree-lighting ceremony, Parade of lights and sparkle, HoliDazzle and much more. Corning offers you great dining and shopping experience along with events happening here throughout the year.

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The upcoming events at Corning Museum of Glass for the year 2010 are Medieval Glass for popes, princes and peasants (May 15, 2010 – January 2, 2011), Voices of Contemporary Glass – The Heineman Collection (through January 2, 2011), Tiffany Treasures – Favrile Glass from special collections (through October 31, 2010), Masters of Studio Glass (March 27 – October 31, 2010), East meets west – cross cultural influences in Glassmaking in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries (November 18, 2010 – October 30, 2011), Tiffany Treasures – design drawings by Alice Gouvy (through april 30, 2010), Drawings for American stained glass (May 17 – December 31, 2010). The Rockwell museum of western Art at Corning offers you American western and native art. There are some best dynamic exhibitions happening around the year. The Museum is located at Corning, New York I – 86, Exit 46 and is open from 9:00 to 5:pm, seven days a week.

corning museum of glass classes

Corning is famous for its deserts, homemade soups, eateries and a whole variety of seafood items. The best hotel to eat out here is Spencer’s Restaurant and Mercantile where locals usually eat. The famous places of attraction here at Corning includes: 171 Cedar arts center, Comfort Inn Corning, Corning Inn, Corning Museum of Glass, Days inn of Corning, Hands on Glass studio, Hillcrest Manor, Lando’s hotel and lounge, Patterson Inn Museum, Radisson Hotel Corning, Ramada painted post, Rosewood Inn B&B, Staybridge Suites, Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Hampton Inn, corning painted post, Econo lodge painted post, painted post Erwin Museum at the Depot and lots others. If you are looking for a taste of real corning, then nothing is better than hiking a trail with sunlight cascading through the trees. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of Corning by pedaling along the scenic byways that connects one town to the other.

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5 Comments

  1. Yerzhov says:

    This is one of the most unique museum of the world. It is so beautifully made and maintained.

  2. Marsh says:

    This museum has got some fantastic piece of art curved in glass. They are mind blowing!

  3. Shaun says:

    This article is small but has given a lot of information about this museum which is really impressive.

  4. David says:

    Corning is a small suburb but has got good variety for food, and attractions.

  5. Twinkle says:

    Corning seems to be a very good place. I’ve never visited before but would love to go here :)

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