Philippe Nigro: Guest Artist Demonstration
- Corning Museum of Glass
- One Museum Way
- Corning, NY 14830
- April 22, 2019 to April 26, 2019
- Included in Museum admission
- Recurring daily
See guest artist Philippe Nigro during live, narrated demonstrations in the Amphitheater Hot Shop April 22 through 26 from 10 am to 4 pm. Watch as Nigro and members of the Hot Glass Team bring Nigro's designs to life in the Amphitheater Hot Shop.
Living and working in France and Italy, Nigro, a product and furniture designer, likes to move between projects of different scales, whether he is designing for well-known brands or for local craftsmanship. His work is characterized by a connection between prospective research and pragmatic appreciation of the “savoir faire” of the manufacturers with whom he works.
Please note that the artist will take lunch breaks each day, so times may vary.
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 Glass Breaking 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 $20. AAA/CAA, Military, College Student, and 62+ receive a 15% discount ($17). 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.
The Corning Museum of Glass is part of the Points of Inspiration Architecture Trail. For more information and stops on the trail, visit www.pointsofinspiration.net.