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Behind the Glass: New Dawn in Parliament

  • Dates: April 19, 2018
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Corning Museum of Glass
    Location: Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium
    One Museum Way
    Corning, NY 14830
  • Phone: (607) 438-5500
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Please join us for Behind the Glass on April 19, when Mary Branson will discuss the artistic commission she created for the Houses of Parliament in London, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the petition calling for women’s suffrage in England. After her appointment as Parliament’s artist-in-residence in 2014, Branson studied the archives of the women’s suffrage movement in England. Inspired by the scroll-like appearance of the rolled Acts of Parliament, she created New Dawn , a work composed of individual back-lit glass roundels with the appearance of scrolls. New Dawn is placed prominently along a public route through the Palace of Westminster, and was unveiled in 2016. RSVP to publicprograms@cmog.org or call +1 (607) 438-5500. Museum Members at The Donor level and above ($135+) are invited to come early for a private reception at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to +1 (607) 438-5600 or membership@cmog.org by April 16.

Behind the Glass: New Dawn in Parliament
  • Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium
  • One Museum Way
  • Corning, NY 14830
  • April 19, 2018 to April 19, 2018
  • Free

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Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 937-5371

From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there’s something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world’s largest collection of glass, featuring 45,000 pieces of classic and contemporary glass art. At the Hot Glass Show, watch live, narrated, glassmaking demonstrations, and see master glassblowers create stunning pieces before your eyes. Flameworking, Optical Fiber, and Glassbreaking Demos are also offered throughout the day. The only thing better than watching the wonder of glassmaking is trying it yourself! Make Your Own Glass in short, daily workshops: choose from fused picture frames and suncatchers, sandblasted drinking glasses, flameworked beads, pulled-glass flowers or delicate blown ornaments. Get hands-on with the science of glass at Do It! stations in the Innovation Center. Best of all, kids and teens 17 and under are free; adult admission is $19.50. AAA/CAA, Military, Student, and 55+ receive a 15% discount. Local residents receive a 50% discount. Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Museum is open until 8:00 pm.