Built with a steel cone on the top, the Museum of Glass represents the pinnacle of artistic quality in the theater district. ... More
Museum of Glass
Built with a steel cone on the top, the Museum of Glass represents the pinnacle of artistic quality in the theater district. The visiting as well as in-house artists here impress the visitors with their creations and glass-blowing skills. The exhibitions held here are educational as well as fun for the whole family. School trips and guided tours are usually organized here for the same reason. Enter the place to get completely bowled over by the beauty of glass in its different forms. Visit the hot shop for the molten formation process and end it with the cold shop where the final touches are given.
Beautiful building, but nothing inside, what a shame. I make glass beads and was happy to finally go to the museum. But there was more creativity for free in the gift shop and on the Chululy bridge than in the museum. Save yourself the time and buy the book 1000 Glass Beads, you'll be much happier.
I was hoping to see Chihuly glass...far more to see on the bridge and in the Seattle museum. Two little room with hardly any items...lots of children's designs. Give me a break. The artists working was a little interesting...for 15-20 min. but really...give me a refund please. The Washington Museum next door was GREAT!!
This is not a good museum for children. My son was scolded by a museum gaurd and told, "Don't get so close to the exhibits." I've never heard of such a thing. He wasn't touching anything, poor kid. He really likes glass art. This is not a museum I would recommend to families.
The works of art were limited and not that interesting. The hotshop where they make a piece of glass art that a child visitor had designed was ok and entertaining. We did feel that the $10 admission was a little steep(it was discounted because an exhibit was closed). Especially since the bridge of glass that connects the museum to the city(which is free) had much better pieces of art than the museum!
Bear in mind that I have been to the corning museum of glass many times so this review may be a little skewed.
We got in free for the museum day. Had we had to pay the full price we would have been a bit less happy. There wasn't very much too see when you looked at the price compared to some other more famous museums, however the workshop was very interesting. As opposed to the last comment we found the stairs nice and they just went around and around the dome (which turns out is the workshop). Nothing wrong with getting a very small workout with your art! Its not like most people don't need it :)!
I didn't like that I had to walk down many flights of stairs & didn't like going back up those long flights of stairs. A woman employee who was staring at me commented that it was interesting that I wasn't using reading classes. I thought she was going to say something about the camera hanging on my neck. She followed me a bit which I really disliked. Creepy. After that I just didn't like anything about the whole affair.
The glass blowing artists were great and very educational, however the displayed pieces of glasswork was a disgrace. They have more pieces of glass in the Swiss than they do in the actual glass museum, SAD!!! Very disappointed that they're wasn't more to the museum part. You could walk through the whole museum in less than 15 minutes.
I thought this was a great experience. I'm not really into much glass art but I found it to be beautiful. A great place for children to have "hands-on" participation. The Art Museum was wonderful and an eye-opening event. I loved it! I would visit again and hope to have a piece made.
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