A Company's Gift; A Community's Treasure
One of the greatest contributions Corning has made to the art world throughout its long history was the creation of the Corning Museum of Glass.
The not-for-profit museum, located near the company’s Global Headquarters in Corning, N.Y., was founded in 1951 by the then-Corning Glass Works, as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary. It has been the gift that has kept on giving for more than 60 years as the museum has welcomed and entertained millions of visitors with the world’s most comprehensive and celebrated glass collection in the world.
The museum’s unique galleries contain art and historical glass dating back to antiquity, displays of contemporary art and design in glass, exciting hot glass shows, and interactive exhibits. In addition, the museum houses the Rakow Library – a world-class library on glass and glass objects.