The Corning Museum of Glass, located in Corning, New York, is dedicated to the art, history and science of glass and glassmaking. Luckily for visitors unable to visit the physical museum, this website highlights the museum's expansive collection of over 50,000 objects from across 35 centuries. Select the Collection tab to search the collection for items of interest, learn about upcoming and past exhibitions, or take a self-guided tour through the museum's Contemporary Art + Design Galleries. This last section is a great way for virtual visitors to learn more about the story of glass-making, with sections that cover the Origins of glass-making, the Rise of Venetian Glassmaking, and Glass in America among others. Descriptions of each gallery are accompanied by featured objects that reveal more information (artist, provenance, technique, etc.) when selected. The Research section is also worth a look. Here, visitors may explore the digital collections and databases of the museum's Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library. Featured Digital Collections include rare books, drawings, trade catalogs, and other glass-related documents.
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