10 on 10: A trip to the Corning Museum of Glass

This post is part of my 10 on 10 project, which is a project I do with other photographers around the world. It features at least ten photos from one day’s events, one day a month.
Be sure to check the end of this post for a link to the blog of a talented photographer.

Maybe you have Corningware in your kitchen cupboards right now and if you do, there is a good possibility they were made, or at least the idea of them was conceived at Corning Incorporated in Corning, N.Y. In 1951, Corning Incorporated gifted the Corning Museum of Glass to the community and the nation to educate them about how glass is made and used in our everyday life.

According to the museum’s website: “The Corning Museum of Glass cares for and displays the world’s best collection of art and historical glass. When you visit, you’ll see more than 3,500 years of history displayed in the Glass Collection Galleries, from the glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary sculpture made in glass.”

I live 50 minutes away from the museum and sadly have only visited twice in my life and once briefly for when I worked at the newspaper there.

We visited this week and the lighting is a definite challenge. The exhibits are interesting, the glass blowing show is definitely worth the visit, and the beautiful artwork is inspiring (especially for a fellow artist).



Lisa R. Howeler, photographer

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Corning Museum of Glass



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