Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
(800) 732-6845

About

From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there's something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. See more than 35 centuries of glass art in the galleries, explore glass innovations in our hands-on science and technology area, and watch live glass demos — all day, every day of the week. You can even Make Your Own Glass! There is a lot to see and do, so we recommend allowing 3-4 hours for your visit. Conceived of as an educational institution and founded in 1950 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated), the Museum has never been a showcase for the company or its products but exists as a non-profit institution that preserves and expands the world's understanding of glass. When the Museum opened to the public in 1951, it contained a significant collection of glass and glass-related books and documents: there were 2,000 objects, two staff members, and a research library, housed in a low, glass-walled building designed by Harrison & Abramowitz. By 1978, the Museum had outgrown its space. The Gunnar Birkerts addition raised the galleries high above the flood level on concrete pillars. In the early 1990s, architects Smith-Miller + Hawkinson designed an addition to the main Museum building, using glass wherever possible. At the beginning of 2012, the Museum announced a $64 million expansion project, designed by Thomas Phifer, to expand the contemporary gallery and Hot Glass Show space. The Contemporary Art + Design Wing is slated to open in March 2015. In just over 60 years, the Museum has grown into a collecting, exhibiting, teaching, and research facility whose scholarship and outreach are felt around the world. The Corning Museum of Glass is now home to the world's largest collection of glass, containing more than 45,000 objects representing 3,500 years of glass history. Open year-round, seven days a week. Free admission for kids and teens, 17 and under.


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Events
June 2022
28

Celebrate Pride Month at the Museum

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June 2022
28

Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine

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June 2022
28

Make Your Own Glass

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June 2022
30

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck

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July 2022
06

Fire & Vine Wine Wednesdays | Fulkerson Winery

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July 2022
07

Past | Present Hot Glass Live Stream

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July 2022
13

Fire & Vine Wine Wednesdays | Weis Vineyards

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July 2022
13

Little Gather: Lasers in Space

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July 2022
14

Past | Present Hot Glass Live Stream

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July 2022
20

Fire & Vine Wine Wednesdays | Pleasant Valley Wine Company

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July 2022
20

Little Gather: Talking Turtle

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July 2022
20

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Scott Benefield & Claire Kelly

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July 2022
21

David Whitehouse Research Scholar Lecture | Melania Ruiz Sanz de Bremond

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July 2022
21

Ennion Happy Hour: A Closer Look at Past | Present

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July 2022
27

Fire & Vine Wine Wednesdays | Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

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July 2022
27

Little Gather: Nate & Kate

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July 2022
27

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Wesley Fleming & Emilio Santini

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August 2022
03

Fire & Vine Wine Wednesdays | J. R. Dill Winery

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August 2022
10

Fire & Vine Wine Wednesdays | Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery

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August 2022
17

Fire & Vine Wine Wednesdays | Lakewood Vineyards

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