Sometimes you might see the glass half full, and SOMETIMES you might see the glass in amazing art forms at the Corning Museum of Glass!
This New York museum is home to the WORLD’s most comprehensive collection of glass artistry. The history of this art technique goes back years – and the museum covers the last 3,500 years of that!
It’s an incredible learning opportunity for kids, with masterpieces from Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, and even Ancient Rome.
The history doesn’t stop there! The Corning Museum of Glass also let kids explore the incredible civilizations of Asia, Europe, Islam, and the Americas. There is also collection showcasing the artistic movements from the 19th century to present day.
Did you know that the collection at the Corning Museum has over 45,000 objects! That’s pretty amazing! Kids can look up close at the delicate Asian mosaics, or study a tiny portrait of an Egyptian Pharaoh.
Confused and amazed at how it’s done? Look no further, because this museum has a very fun hands-on workshop where you can try glassmaking for yourself! It’s perfect for all ages, because even the little ones can decorate a sandblasted drinking glass. Why not try and create a holiday ornament for the tree, or make a picture frame for someone special!?
Glass has changed the world, so in the museum’s state of the art Innovations Center, which is interactive, there are “Do It!” stations where you can get very hands on with the technology and science and glass.
And you might have just thought glass was something you drink water from! Far from it, and the Corning Museum of Glass will show you really how special and important glass really is!