Whether you’re an avid art lover with a private collection, you enjoy strolling through museums from time to time, or maybe you fall somewhere in between, an appreciation of fine art is a mind-expanding, beautiful experience. Glass art particularly exudes a sort of ethereal quality that can draw you in as you observe a piece from all angles and in different lighting. Perhaps that’s why people love visiting some of the many glass art galleries and museums, particularly in the United States. Here are just a few we think you should check out.
Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass displays one of the world’s largest collections of art and historical glass. 3,500 years of history are displayed in the Glass Collection Galleries, from the glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary sculpture made in glass.
You can learn about the science and technology behind innovations in glass through hands-on exhibits in their Innovation Center, live glassmaking demonstrations, and even take classes to learn how to create glass art of your own.
Chihuly Garden & Glass Home
Any lover of art glass surely knows the name Chihuly, whose iconic free blown glassworks have changed the face of the industry. The Chihuly Garden & Glass home provides a look at the inspiration and influences that make up the heralded artist. The Exhibition includes eight Galleries, the centerpiece Glasshouse, a lush Garden, and even a theater.
The Online Art Gallery of Ethel A. Furman & Associates
Better known as GlassArt.net, the Online Art Gallery of Ethel A. Furman & Associates is the oldest online art gallery on the internet! Established in 1997, Ethel Furman and her husband Arthur aspired to bring high quality, beautiful glass art to people who can truly appreciate it. From iconic artists like David Patchen and Marvin Lipofsky to wheel thrown porcelain and bronze sculptures, GlassArt.net is so much more than just glass. Visit the gallery from the comfort of your own home.