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Connected by Glass: Perfume

  • Dates: December 8, 2021
  • Times: From: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Corning Museum of Glass
    One Museum Way
    Corning, NY 14830
  • Phone: (607) 937-5371
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Some of the earliest glass vessels were made to hold perfumes and other cosmetics. From then until now, the connection between glass bottles and the scents they contain is a fascinating and colorful story of design and imagination. 

Throughout its long history, perfume has served as a marker for social status; the glass bottle in which the perfume was sold or stored helped to establish its prestige and that of its wearer. While the composition of perfume has evolved over the centuries from blends of scented oils to mixtures of complex and synthetically derived compounds, glass remained an ideal option for perfume vessels.

Join this hands-(and noses!)-on event for a glimpse into the history of glass perfume bottles from Alexandra Ruggiero, Curator of Modern Glass, and learn about a 19th-century perfume formula with Saskia Wilson-Brown, founder of the Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO), a nonprofit devoted to access and experimentation in perfumery. Attendees are invited to purchase a materials bundle from Perfumers' Apprentice so they can enjoy an immersive olfactory experience to complement the program. 

To participate in this unique event, purchase a perfume kit in advance. There is no fee to attend the virtual event, but to fully participate you’ll need to have the ingredients in the kit.

Connected by Glass: Perfume
  • Corning Museum of Glass
  • One Museum Way
  • Corning, NY 14830
  • December 8, 2021 to December 8, 2021

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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 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.