Corning is at the southern end of the Finger Lakes region of New York. It is home
to the Corning Museum of Glass which was started in 1951. Originally it was housed
in the Corning Glass Center. In 1972, Hurricane Agnes flooded Corning and left the
museum under five feet of water. It took until 1980 to clean up everything, build
a new building and reopen.
This museum shows all the uses of glass, from art to science. We spent over five
hours viewing the exhibits and even then only got an overview. This is a highly
recommended stop for anyone interested in this type of thing
This is a wall sized "Tiffany" that is only one of many similar works. The various
types of glass artwork displayed range from pre-Egypt to modern day works.
HOT GLASS DEMONSTRATION
This, and the exhibit on how glass is made, were Ted's favorites. It was very interesting to see how the glass
blowers were able to manipulate the hot glass into the various shapes that you
see and always wonder "how they do that?". They even have a place where you can
try your hand at working the hot glass, but with all the other exhibits, we didn't
have time to participate.