About the Museum
Founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, The Corning Museum of Glass is dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass. The museum showcases more than 35 centuries of glass artistry, with galleries exploring Near Eastern, Asian, European and American glass and glassmaking from antiquity through the present day. It is also home to a strong collection of contemporary artworks, including pieces by significant artists such as Klaus Moje, Karen LaMonte, Dale Chihuly and Josiah McElheny. Apart from these contemporary works, other highlights include a glass portrait of an Egyptian pharoah and examples of the finest Renaissance Venetian glass.
(Photos courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass.)