corning-museum-of-glass-logo.jpgCorning, N.Y. - Families can enjoy Glass Harvest activities at The Corning Museum of Glass this fall, followed by a Glass Wonderland just in time for the holidays. Check out the full list of fall and holiday calendar items! Glass Harvest   • See the world's largest glass pumpkin. On display through October 31. • Create a colorful glass pumpkin during a 40-minute Make Your Own Glass experience. Appropriate for all ages. Project offered through November 30. • Go on a Harvest Hunt to find fall foliage, pumpkins and more in the Museum's collection. • Pick a glass pumpkin at our Glass Farmer's Market, Columbus Day weekend (October 8 - 10). Glass Wonderland • Take a holiday picture with the Museum's life-size glass snowmen, or under the giant glass ornament tree, 14 feet tall with more than 1,200 glass ornaments. On view November 17 - December 31. • All ages can blow a colorful glass ornament during 40-minute Make Your Own Glass experiences. The Museum will offer a new snowman ornament project this season. • Enjoy holiday music, free admission, and discounted Make Your Own Glass experiences during the Museum's Holiday Open House (December 3 - 4). • Go on a "Winter Wonders Hunt," searching the galleries for holly, stars, and more (November 17 - December 31).
  • Shop for unique and affordable glass gifts at the GlassMarket's After Thanksgiving Sale (November 25 - 27) and continue to find great deals throughout the holiday season.
Fall Exhibitions Mirror to Discovery: The 200-inch Disk and the Hale Reflecting Telescope at Palomar Through October 28, 2011 The production of the 200-inch disk was a landmark achievement in telescope technology. This Rakow Library exhibit tells the story of this innovation, the role of Corning Glass Works in its manufacture, and the disk's place in the history of scientific achievement. Free at the Rakow Library. Call (800) 732-6845 for more information. East Meets West: Cross-Cultural Influences in Glassmaking in the 18th and 19th Centuries Through October 30, 2011 See the influences and stylistic developments in glassmaking that resulted from cultural exchange between the East and West during the early modern period through stunning European and Asian objects drawn from the Museum's collection. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $14.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Call (800) 732-6845 for more information. Mt. Washington and Pairpoint: American Glass from the Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties Through December 31, 2011 This exhibition celebrates the work of one of America's longest-running art glass companies, Mt. Washington Glass Company of New Bedford, MA, and its successor, the Pairpoint Company. Explore the company's creativity in texture, decoration, pattern, and color through 160 beautiful objects. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $14.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Call (800) 732-6845 for more information. Junior Curators' Exhibit Through December 31, 2011 The Studio After weeks of study at the Museum, local middle and high school students lend their own interpretation to contemporary works displayed at The Studio. Free. Call (800) 732-6845 for more information. Masters of Studio Glass: Toots Zynsky Through January 29, 2012 Toots Zynsky interweaves the traditions of painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts in her distinctive filet de verre (glass thread) vessels. This exhibition, drawn from the Museum's permanent collection, showcases her explorations in color. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $14.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Call (800) 732-6845 for more information. Masters of American Studio Glass: Harvey K. Littleton November 17, 2011 - January 6, 2013 This exhibition will feature vessels, sculptures, and vitreographs (prints made from glass plates) by one of the founders of the American Studio glass movement, Harvey K. Littleton. Objects will span the arc of Littleton's career in glass from the 1960s to the 1990s. In 1962, Littleton and Dominick Labino introduced glass to studio artists at two experimental workshops at the Toledo Museum of Art, and this migration of glassblowing from the factory to the studio blossomed into what is called the American Studio glass movement. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $14.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Call (800) 732-6845 for more information. Masters of American Studio Glass: Harvey K. Littleton November 17, 2011 - January 6, 2013 In 1996, the Museum received the archives of Dominick Labino, a co-founder of the American Studio Glass movement. Labino's legacy is documented in this collection of letters, drawings, photographs, patents, and other materials housed at the Rakow Research Library. This exhibit will explore Labino's lasting influence on scientific and studio glass, including his experimentations with color, glass composition, and furnace construction, as well as his involvement in the seminal 1962 Toledo workshop, which launched a radical new direction in glass art. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $14.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Call (800) 732-6845 for more information. Fall Activities and Events Families Explore: Ancient Rome Discovering Pieces of the Past September 18 Explore ancient Roman culture through music, crafts, and other activities, and experience the cultures, ideas, and stories surrounding objects in the Museum's collection. 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $14.00; kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Registration not required. Drop-in activities throughout the day. Contact familiesexplore@cmog.org or call (607) 438-5401 for more information. Lunchtime Lecture at The Studio: Adrianne Evans September 22 Artist-in-Residence Evans draws inspiration from the complex mechanisms that shape the natural world. In her residency, she will explore in glass the forces that shape the earth-erosion, grain sorting, friction, viscosity, flow, gravity, buoyancy, pressure, heat and time-sometimes by adding powdered glass to molds filled with water, letting it settle and creating layers of sediment and distinctive geologic formations. 12:00 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch. Free admission. Registration not required. Contact (607) 438-5100 for more information. Family Night September 23 Enjoy a free night at the Museum with the whole family. Live entertainment, glassmaking, crafts, and lots of fun! 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Free, but small fee for some craft activities. Registration not required. Contact publicprograms@cmog.org or (607) 438-5500 for more information. Glass Farmer's Market October 8-10 Choose from more than 7,000 glass pumpkins, apples, and other harvest-themed items during this Columbus Day Weekend sale. No admission fee. Call (800) 732-6845 for more information. Families Explore: Science Celebrate National Chemistry Week October 16 Explore the science of glass through live presentations, crafts, and other activities, and experience the cultures, ideas, and stories surrounding objects in the Museum's collection. 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $14.00; kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Registration not required. Drop-in activities throughout the day. Contact familiesexplore@cmog.org or call (607) 438-5401 for more information. Seminar on Glass Art, Elegance, and Ingenuity: Mt. Washington, Pairpoint, and their Contemporaries October 20-22 Join glass collectors, scholars, curators, and students from around the world for the stimulating 50th Annual Seminar on Glass. Enjoy tours with curators, lively networking opportunities, and lectures inspired by the Museum's major 2011 exhibition, Mt. Washington and Pairpoint: American Glass from the Gilded Age through the Roaring Twenties. Select lectures will be live streamed online (www.cmog.org/live). See cmog.org/seminar for complete Seminar schedule. Cost: $300 for non-Members; $250 for Museum Members; $175 for students. Individual lectures cost $30 for non-Members, $25 for Museum Members, and $20 for students. Live streamed lectures will cost $10. Registration is required. Contact publicprograms@cmog.org or (607) 438-5500 for more information. Lunchtime Lecture at The Studio: Min Jeong Song and Amie McNeel October 26 Artist-in-Residence Song studies ornamental styles across time periods and geography, and her work explores how certain attributes of glass can be used to create ambivalent objects. She is especially interested in cross-cultural stylistic developments between East Asia and Western Europe, a topic she would like to explore more at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. McNeel will come to The Studio as part of a joint Artists-in-Residence partnership with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. A sculpture professor for 20 years, McNeel is inspired by the formal symmetries of natural systems, which can be both subtle and severe, uniform and chaotic. 12:00 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch. Free admission. Registration not required. Contact (607) 438-5100 for more information. Meet the Artist: Klaus Moje November 9 Enjoy a lecture by Klaus Moje, an artist whose work is based on traditional glass mosaic techniques that he has reinvented through kiln-forming. Throughout his successful career, he has pushed himself and glass beyond traditional technical skills into the realm of abstract art. Museum Members at the Donor level and above are invited to come early for a private reception. 6:00 p.m. Free, but registration is requested. Contact rsvp@cmog.org or (607) 438-5600 for more information or to RSVP. Evening for Educators November 17 Educators, join your peers and the Museum's education staff for ideas to help you meet New York State Learning Standards. Stay for our popular free art happening 2300º, immediately following. 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at The Studio. Free admission. Registration is required. Contact Dorothy Behan at behandr@cmog.org or (607) 438-5429 for more information. 2300°: Honky Tonk Holiday November 17 Celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, Founders of American Studio Glass, with some classic Americana! Enjoy grassroots music by Eilen Jewell and glassmaking by DH McNabb. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Free hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks; some additional cost for heartier food and drink. Registration is not required. Contact publicprograms@cmog.org or (607) 438-5500 for more information. Lunchtime Lecture at The Studio: Veronika Beckh November 18 A Berlin-based artist, Artist-in-Residence Beckh has exhibited extensively in the United States and Europe. Her work invites viewers to disconnect from the noise and chaos of everyday life and to find light, tranquility, and contemplation. Beckh will use her residency at The Studio to expand her practice beyond smaller objects and ensembles toward room installations. 12:00 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch. Free admission. Registration not required. Contact (607) 438-5100 for more information. Families Explore: America The Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties November 20 Explore American history through performances, crafts, and other activities, and experience the cultures, ideas, and stories surrounding objects in the Museum's collection. 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $14.00; kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Registration not required. Drop-in activities throughout the day. Contact familiesexplore@cmog.org or call (607) 438-5401 for more information. Thanksgiving Break November 25-27 School's out! Bring the kids to the Museum for a great day's outing and enjoy special activities, including extended Make Your Own Glass hours and special Hot Glass Show features ("You Design It; We Make it!"). Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $14.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Contact (800) 732-6845 for more information. After Thanksgiving GlassMarket Sale November 25-27 The GlassMarket opens early the day after Thanksgiving, and sales continue throughout the weekend. Find glittering gifts for everyone on your list at discounts up to 75%! Doors open at 7:00 a.m. on November 25 and at 9:00 a.m. the rest of the weekend. Call (800) 732-6845 for more information. Holiday Open House December 3-4 Free admission, craft activities, live music, and special glassmaking experiences kick off the holiday season. Have Breakfast or Lunch with Santa, make an ornament at The Studio, and have your picture taken with Santa in front of the giant ornament tree! Don't miss the Annual Glass Sale at The Studio! One-of-a-kind handmade glass objects make unique gifts. On Saturday, stay for "Sparkle," a Corning holiday tradition featuring carriage rides, Santa in his crystal house and more, in Corning's historic downtown Gaffer District. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Breakfast (8:30 a.m.) or Lunch (12:00 p.m.) with Santa is $5 per person. Studio projects cost $10 each for blown ornaments and flowers, and $5 for icicles, fused suncatchers, and sandblasted drinking glasses (age restrictions apply). Reservations are required only for Breakfast and Lunch with Santa. Studio projects are booked on a first-come, first-served basis (we recommend arriving early). Contact publicprograms@cmog.org or (607) 438-5500 for more information. Studio Glass Sale December 3-4 During the Museum's Holiday Open House, shop for unique glass items made by students and faculty at The Studio throughout the year. Proceeds from the sale benefit The Studio's scholarship funds. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $14.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Registration not required. Drop-in activities throughout the day. Contact (607) 438-5100 for more information. Peace, Love, and 2300° December 15 Kick off the holidays with live music by Entrain and Tiger Muskies Rock and Soul Revue, live glassmaking by artist John Kiley, and lots of other great activities! 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Free hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks; some additional cost for heartier food and drink. Registration is not required. Contact publicprograms@cmog.org or (607) 438-5500 for more information. Holiday Break December 26 - 31 School's out! Bring the kids to the Museum for a great day's outing and enjoy special activities, including extended Make Your Own Glass hours and special Hot Glass Show features ("You Design It; We Make it!"). Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $14.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Contact (800) 732-6845 for more information. About the Museum 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).  Adult admission to The Corning Museum of Glass is $14.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens 19 and under, receive free admission. Local residents with ZIP codes beginning with 148, 149, or 169, pay only a $6 admission fee to enjoy all the Museum has to offer. Proof of residency is required.  The Corning Museum of Glass (http://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.

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