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Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka

  • Recurring daily
  • Dates: May 14, 2016 to January 8, 2017
  • Times: During museum hours
  • Corning Museum of Glass
    One Museum Way
    Corning, NY 14830
  • Phone: (607) 937-5371
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The exhibition Fragile Legacy presents the marine invertebrate models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka within the context of both marine life and glass conservation. The displayed glass objects tell the story of the history of the Blaschka family, the interest in marine life and dissemination of knowledge in 19 th -century Europe, the techniques and methods of creating these beautiful glass models, and finally, the story of the objects themselves as an art form.

Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka
  • Corning Museum of Glass
  • One Museum Way
  • Corning, NY 14830
  • May 14, 2016 to January 8, 2017
  • Recurring daily

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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 $18.00 (discounts apply). Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Museum is open until 8:00 pm.