February 1, 2012

The find of a millenium.

Corning, New York, 20012.  Who, by now, does not know the incredible tale?  How workers dug through hundreds of feet of debris.  And how, fully eleven years after the start of the great archaeological project, they found a door in perfect condition.  The awe of the excavators knew no bonds; behind the door, perhaps, there would be a treasure chamber of the ancient world-intact. 

Conceivably, such an account might accompany an astounding discovery thousands of years from now, an excavation that just happened to pinpoint to the Corning Museum of Glass.  Whatever happens, I am positive the “discoverers” will be as impressed as I was.

Fern green is dandy in flowers and gardens and kitchen walls except when it is a glass sculpture by artist Dale Chihuly.  This I saw at the entrance, it knocked me out, and this young man as well. It's called Fern Green Tower.

The Corning Museum isn't just for looking at or looking through. At the Museum, you can explore research, touch, work with, and interact with glass. It 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 Glass galleries show one-of-a-kind and limited production art glass vessels, stained glass, furniture, lighting, and decorative objects and accessories.

If you are looking for a great experience do visit the Corning Museum of Glass; it is open seven days a week!