CMOG: glass holiday wonderland

The Corning Museum of Glass celebrates the holiday season with a glass wonderland of giant glittering ornament trees, holiday-themed glassmaking and special events.
Until 2 January 2011, visitors to …

The Corning Museum of Glass celebrates the holiday season with a glass wonderland of giant glittering ornament trees, holiday-themed glassmaking and special events. Until 2 January 2011, visitors to the Museum can: o see giant glass ornament trees: two trees of glass ornaments, one of which measuring 14 feet, decorated with more than 1,200 glass ornaments made by glassmakers at The Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Show. The other, featuring handmade flameworked ornaments by Museum artist Bob Carson, is eight feet tall and features more than 600 ornaments. o make their own glass ornament: visitors of all ages can blow their own glass ornaments in daily 40-minute glassblowing experiences. Open to all ages (as young as preschool), the ornament-making experience costs USD 25 per person. o winter wonder hunt through the world“s largest glass collection: children can use special activity sheets to find winter-themed objects in the Museum“s collection of glass art and history. The Corning Museum of Glass features galleries with more than 45,000 glass art and historical objects spanning 35 centuries (the largest collection in the world), hands-on exhibitions highlighting the science and technology of glass, and daily live glass demonstrations. The Corning Museum of Glass an independent, non-profit, educational institution, the Museum is dedicated to the art, history, science, research and exhibition of glass, and 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.