Our 2012 Travels travel blog

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Lobby of the Corning Museum

Chihuly Glass

We watched a glass blowing demonstration

 

 

 

Glass Pumpkins Display

 

All Kinds of beautiful glass

 

 

Elevator to the Gift Shop

 

 

 

You could take a class and learn how to make one of...

I wanted one of everything! Glass is a weakness!

Glass Jewelry

 

Loved these Glass Flowers

 

We also went to a glass breaking demo

 

 

 

 

 

Optics Gallery

 

 

Looking at Lee through a lens

Mary looking through a periscope

Lee looking through the periscope

Comparison of amount of copper necessary to carry the same data as...

Now we are looking at displays that show the history of glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiffany Window

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now we are in the modern glass section

 

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Stained Glass

Frank Lloyd Wright Stained Glass

Frank Lloyd Wright Stained Glass

Tiffany Window

Tiffany Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Glass

 

 

Looking down at the Gift Shop

 

 

Lee Looking Through a Kalidoscope

 


Today it looked like rain so we decided it would be a good day to do inside things. We decided to head to Corning and visit the Corning Museum of Glass. When we arrived it was absolutely pouring down rain. In fact, it was pouring so hard that the parking lot flooded and we decided to go find some lunch first hoping the rain would calm down a little.

After lunch we came back and the rain had died down enough to get inside. We took this bus from the Visitor Center to the Museum.

The demonstrations we watched were really interesting and educational. They also offer classes so that you can make several different items with an instructor. I would have loved to make one of the glass pumpkins for fall. We just didn't realize how much time we could spend here!

The Corning Museum of Glass cares for and displays the world’s best collection of art and historical glass. We really needed a lot more time in the historical section as there is more than 3,500 years of history displayed in the Glass Collection Galleries. We could have spent another half day in this museum there was so much to see and do!



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