Corning Glass Museum at Finger Lakes
The Corning Glass Museum
The Corning Museum of Glass
can be found in one of the country’s most
towns, Finger Lakes. The
museum is a tribute to glass, exploring its
every facet including its history,
the science and technology
behind its making, its design and craft, and
its place in art.
The museum, housing over
three thousand years of glassmaking history,
is devoted to preserving
the art and science of
glass. The Glass Collection of more than
forty five thousand pieces includes
American, Asian, Near Eastern and European
glass from the ancient to the modern times.
The collection contains
items from every historical period and every
country where the art of
glassmaking was practiced.
Inside the Corning Glass Museum is the
world’s leading library on the art
and history of glass, the
Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research
The library’s aim is to have
in its collection everything, regardless of
format and language, that has
been published about glass.
The library has over three hundred thousand
items and publications
written in a variety of
languages. One of the oldest pieces is a
manuscript from the 12th century
while the newer ones include
the biographies of modern day glass artists.
Aside from the library, the museum is home
to the Studio. The studio is a well known
and highly respected teaching facility that
offers residency and scholarship programs.