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Corning Museum of Glass Presents The Heineman Collection

The Corning Museum of Glass presents a survey of one of the largest and finest collections of contemporary studio glass in the United States, Voices of Contemporary Glass showcases, for the first time, the collection donated to the Museum in 2006 by Ben W. Heineman, Sr. and his wife, Natalie G. Heineman. On view through January 2, 2011.

Over a period of 21 years, Mr. Heineman collected with a discerning eye, thoughtfully assembling a grouping of works that represents the full breadth of a defining period in contemporary glassmaking.

The exhibition displays 240 objects by 87 international artists, and nearly completely documents the chronology of the American Studio Glass movement, with objects dating from 1969 to 2005. Voices of Contemporary Glass presents the work of several artists over the course of their careers.

Video interviews with a selection of artists represented in the Heineman Collection – exploring their individual ideas, or “voices,” in glass – play an integral role in the exhibition.

Image: Heineman Collection Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass offers:

The world’s best collection of art and historical glass. More than 45,000 objects trace 3,500 years of glassmaking history.
Hands-on exhibits that tell the story of the science and technology behind innovations in glass.
Live, narrated glassblowing demonstrations all day, every day.
Make Your Own Glass, the Museum’s unique try-it-yourself glassmaking program.
A fully equipped glassworking Studio offering year-round courses in all levels of glassmaking.
The Rakow Research Library, the world’s library of record and the finest collection of research materials related to the art, history, craft and technology of glass.
An 18,000 square-foot GlassMarket, where you can purchase glass treasures from around the world.
The Corning Museum of Glass is where the world—from serious scholars to those simply interested in discovering—turns to learn more about the art, history, craft, or technology of this incredible material.

The Corning Museum of Glass
One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
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