corning-museum-of-glass.jpgCorning, NY - It's harvest time at The Corning Museum of Glass. Find a cornucopia of activities this fall and enjoy a variety of holiday-themed offerings when you visit later in the season. A Harvest of Glass Activities September 8 - November 18
  • See the world's largest glass pumpkin. You've seen glass pumpkins, but never one this big! Made by our Museum glassmakers, the world's largest glass pumpkin will be on display throughout the fall!
  • Create a colorful glass pumpkin during a 40-minute Make Your Own Glass experience. Appropriate for all ages.
  • Watch glassmakers make objects inspired by the natural world at live glass demos each day.
  • Use the new "Harvest Hunt" gallery activity sheet to find fall foliage, pumpkins and more in the Museum's collection.
  • Pick a glass pumpkin at our 3rd annual Glass Pumpkin Patch in the GlassMarket.
Glittering Traditions in Glass November 19 - January 3
  • View our 2nd annual glass ornament tree. This year's tree has grown! It is now 14 feet tall with more than 1,200 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.
  • Blow a vibrant glass ornament for your own holiday tree during a 40-minute Make Your Own Glass experience. Appropriate for all ages.
  • Enjoy holiday music, free admission, and discounted Make Your Own Glass experiences during our Holiday Open House.
  • Use "Holiday Hunt" sheets to explore the galleries, searching for holly, stars, menorahs and more as you reflect on the diversity of holiday traditions.
  • Heat up your holidays with two great 2300° events in November and December.
  • Shop for unique and affordable glass gifts in the GlassMarket this holiday season: special sales run throughout the season.
The Museum is open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (and open until 8:00 p.m. Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day), giving visitors plenty of time to explore the Museum's collections, exhibitions and hands-on activities. Adult admission to The Corning Museum of Glass is $12.50; kids and teens 19 and under, receive free admission. Local residents with ZIP codes beginning with 148, 149, or 169, pay only a $5 admission fee to enjoy all the Museum has to offer. Proof of residency is required. Events this fall and holiday season (September-December) include: Heart Stampin,' Crucible Bustin,'  Pipebendin': Inside Studio Glass Through October 17, 2009 Rakow Research Library See posters, photographs, drawings, and ephemera from the Studio Glass movement, including photographs of the 1962 Toledo Workshop and the University of Wisconsin/Madison 1964 workshop, both important events in launching the Studio Glass movement. Also on view are design drawings by Dale Chihuly and Stanislav Libenský, posters from American studio glass conferences, and more. Free admission. Contact the Library at (607) 974-8649 for more information.           Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Craig Meitner Through October 18, 2009 West Bridge The intellectual, poetic, and always changing work of American artist Richard Craig Meitner reflects a variety of influences and ideas, from Japanese textiles and Italian painting and applied arts to science and the natural world. Meitner revels in unusual juxtapositions of forms and ideas, in unanswered questions, and in the intersections between art and science. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50; kids and teens, 19 and under, free.  Call (607) 937-5371 for more information. Junior Curators' Exhibition: The Everyday Amplified Through October 31 The Studio This special exhibition, curated by teenagers from our community, invites you to ponder artists' interpretations of "ordinary" objects in glass. Free admission. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit www.cmog.org for more information.

Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection

Through January 3, 2010 Contemporary Glass Gallery Explore international studio glass through the Heineman collection, which showcases more than 240 important works by 87 international artists, including Howard Ben Tré, Dale Chihuly, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Harvey K. Littleton, and Toots Zynsky. The exhibition focuses on the "voices" of individual artists. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50; kids and teens, 19 and under, free.  Call (607) 937-5371 for more information.

Favorites from the Contemporary Glass Collection

Through January 3, 2010 Changing Exhibitions Gallery Discover (or rediscover!) some of our most popular contemporary works. Evening Dress with Shawl by Karen LaMonte, Red Pyramid by Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, and Untitled (White) by Josiah McElheny are just a few of the favorites from the Contemporary Glass Collection highlighted in this special exhibition. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50; kids and teens, 19 and under, free.  Call (607) 937-5371 for more information. Tiffany Treasures: Favrile Glass from Special Collections November 1, 2009 - October 2010 West Bridge This exhibit will include a selection of Louis Comfort Tiffany's blown glass, designed by Tiffany and made at his glasshouse in Corona, New York between about 1895 and 1920.  He gave the glass the name "Favrile", which was derived from the old English "fabrile" meaning "hand-wrought." These blown glass pieces, many of which were iridescent as well as irregular in form, became popular with the public very quickly and inspired many other glass designers. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50; kids and teens, 19 and under, free.  Call (607) 937-5371 for more information.    Artist's Choice Tour: Kristie Rea Thursday, September 3 Don't miss this rare opportunity to discover glass through the eyes of Kristie Rea, an artist who teaches at The Studio. Hear about her favorites and find out what inspires her. One-hour tour takes place at 4:15 p.m. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50; kids and teens, 19 and under, free.  Call (607) 937-5371 for more information. Artist's Choice Tour: William Gudenrath Friday, September 4 Don't miss this rare opportunity to discover glass through the eyes of William Gudenrath, an artist who teaches at The Studio. Hear about his favorites and find out what inspires him. One-hour tour takes place at 4:15 p.m. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50; kids and teens, 19 and under, free.  Call (607) 937-5371 for more information. Artist's Choice Tour: Milon Townsend Thursday, September 10 Don't miss this rare opportunity to discover glass through the eyes of artists who teach at The Studio. Hear about their favorites and find out what inspires them. One-hour tours take place on Thursdays and Fridays at 4:15 p.m. the first two weeks in September. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50; kids and teens, 19 and under, free.  Call (607) 937-5371 for more information. Artist's Choice Tour: William Gudenrath Friday, September 11 Don't miss this rare opportunity to discover glass through the eyes of William Gudenrath, an artist who teaches at The Studio. Hear about his favorites and find out what inspires him. One-hour tour takes place at 4:15 p.m. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50; kids and teens, 19 and under, free.  Call (607) 937-5371 for more information. Families Explore: Space September 20 Explore the world though music, dance, crafts, and other activities, and experience the cultures, ideas, and stories surrounding objects in the Museum's collection. Learn about space shuttle windows, solar panels, telescope lenses, and mirrors. Explore constellations in Corning Community College's portable planetarium. Make a telescope and try the National Soaring Museum's flight simulator. 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50; kids free.  Contact Kristy Bartenstein at (607) 974-3306 or bartenstkm@cmog.org for more information.             3rd Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch October 10 - 12 Pick a colorful glass pumpkin, gourd, or other harvest-themed object at our Glass Pumpkin Patch. Find more than 5,000 autumn-inspired pieces on sale this weekend. Visit www.cmog.org for more information. 48th Annual Seminar on Glass: Sources of Inspiration October 15 - 17 Explore the creative process and see how unlimited sources like nature, architecture, historical events, and stylistic traditions have influenced glass design across time and cultures. Enjoy lectures, demonstrations, hands-on glassmaking experiences, receptions, and special tours. Topics and tours include photographic and archival material that inspired Louis Comfort Tiffany, Design sources for 19th-century American glass, and so much more. $250 for entire seminar, $150 for students. Individual lectures cost $25. Registration is required. For more information, contact Louise Maio at (607) 974-4084 or maiolm@cmog.org. Families Explore: Venice October 25 Explore the world though music, dance, crafts, and other activities, and experience the cultures, ideas, and stories surrounding objects in the collection. Celebrate Venice's Carnevale! Make a carnival mask and lean about the traditions of Venetian glassmaking. The Market Street Irregulars present the wandering street shows of Cornmedia dell' Arte. Be a designer to see how you can influence glass art. 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50; kids free.  Contact Kristy Bartenstein at (607) 974-3306 or bartenstkm@cmog.org for more information.            Lunchtime Lecture at the Studio: Mielle Riggie October 28 The Studio Lecture Room Bring your lunch and hear from our October Artist-in-Residence. Riggie is creating cast-glass sculpture that examines the issues of balance between human and the landscape. Free admission.12:00 p.m. Contact Erin Wing at (607) 974-4052 or wingea@cmog.org for more information. 2300°: Glittering Traditions November 19 At 2300°, glass gets even more interesting and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Live music, food and drink, and, of course, glassmaking round out a hot evening! See our giant 14-foot glass ornament tree and explore the new exhibition, Tiffany Treasures. Watch glassmaking demonstrations in the spirit of Tiffany glass by Kurt Walrath. Live music by Entrain. Admission is free. Thursday, November 19, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Contact Louise Maio at (607) 974-4084 or maiolm@cmog.org for more information.  Families Explore: The Victorian Era November 22 Explore the world though music, dance, crafts, and other activities, and experience the cultures, ideas, and stories surrounding objects in the Museum's collection. Explore this era through its crafts. Decorate a personal keepsake box and make a beaded ring. Try on Victorian clothing and play a matching game in the Galleries. Hear Victorian stories from Regi Carpenter, and learn about Mark Twain from the Chemung Valley History Museum. 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50; kids free. Contact Kristy Bartenstein at (607) 974-3306 for more information.    Thanksgiving Break at the Museum November 27 - 29 Start your holiday shopping with the After-Thanksgiving sale in the GlassMarket of The Corning Museum of Glass. Relax with family and friends with an affordable day trip to the Museum. Enjoy special tours, activities and three great exhibitions: Voices of Contemporary Glass, Favorites from the Contemporary Glass Collection, and Tiffany Treasures. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50; kids and teens, 19 and under, free.  Call (607) 937-5371 for more information. After Thanksgiving Sale November 27 - 29 Find the best sales of the season in the Museum's GlassMarket: from handmade jewelry and art glass, to kitchenware, to ornaments and collectibles. Find something for everyone on your list! Doors open at 7:00 a.m. on November 27 and at 9:00 a.m. the rest of the weekend. Visit glassmarket.cmog.org for more information. Holiday Open House December 5 - 6 Enjoy free admission for everyone, all weekend long.  In addition to the Museum's sparkling glass collection, visitors will find live holiday musical performances by local singing groups, festive holiday displays, and hands-on activities throughout the Museum. Watch a magic show at Breakfast or Lunch with Santa (fee) and make ornaments in The Studio at a reduced rate. Also, enjoy holiday shopping at The Studio Glass Sale and the GlassMarket. The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass hosts an annual Glass Sale, featuring glass art created by Studio students, as well as by world-renowned artists who teach and work at The Studio throughout the year. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Breakfast with Santa takes place at 8:30 a.m. each day and Lunch takes place everyday at 12:00 p.m. The Studio is open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  $5.00 for Breakfast or Lunch with Santa. $5-$10 per Make Your Own Glass experience. All other activities are free and the Museum has no admission charge for all visitors for this weekend only!  Reservations required only for meals with Santa. Contact Louise Maio at (607) 974-4084 or maiolm@cmog.org for more information. Admission is free.  2300°: Home for The Holidays December 17 At 2300°, glass gets even more interesting and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Live music, food and drink, and, of course, glassmaking round out a hot evening! Relax while watching someone else prepare the holiday feast-in glass-on the Hot Glass Show stage.  Admission is free. Thursday, December 17, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Contact Louise Maio at (607) 974-4084 or maiolm@cmog.org for more information.  Holiday Break at the Museum December 26 - January 3 Relax with family and friends with an affordable day trip to the Museum. Enjoy special tours, activities and three great exhibitions: Voices of Contemporary Glass, Favorites from the Contemporary Glass Collection, and Tiffany Treasures. See the Museum's giant holiday ornament tree: a 14-foot tree made entirely of hand-blown glass ornaments! Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $12.50; kids and teens, 19 and under, free.  Call (607) 937-5371 for more information. The Museum offers an Admission Only Membership program. Adults pay admission once, then return for free as often as they'd like throughout the year until December 31, 2009.   Admission to the Museum is $12.50 for adults and free for children and teens 19 and under.  About the Museum The Corning Museum of Glass (file:///C:/Temp/Temp/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/OLK199/www.cmog.org) is home to the world's most comprehensive and celebrated collection of glass, with more than 45,000 objects reflecting 3,500 years of glassmaking history. An independent, non-profit, educational institution, the Museum is dedicated to the art, history, science, research and exhibition of glass. The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day and from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the summer. Kids and teens, 19 and under, receive free admission.

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Contacts: Yvette Sterbenk (607) 974-8124 sterbenkym@cmog.org Dara Riegel (607) 974-7599 riegeldc@cmog.org