The GlassBarge brings the excitement of live glassmaking from The Corning Museum of Glass to waterfront communities along historic waterways of New York State. The Museum has taken mobile hot shops across the globe. This all-new, world-class performance venue brings floating Hot Glass Demos to the Museum’s New York State neighbors along the Erie Canal and its connected waterways.

GlassBarge on the Erie Canal during Fairport Canal DaysIn 2017, GlassBarge will be featured at three public, waterfront events on the Erie Canal to help celebrate the kickoff of the canal’s bicentennial. CMoG’s Hot Glass Demo Team will provide free public hot glass programming, including daily glassmaking demonstrations with invited guest artists.

The 2017 GlassBarge deployments are a prelude to an ambitious statewide deployment in 2018, planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of glassmaking coming to Corning from Brooklyn via the New York Harbor, the Hudson River and the Erie Canal.

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Upcoming Events

GlassBarge at World Canals Conference
September 24 - 28, 2017

To celebrate the first year of the bicentennial of the Erie Canal (2017-2025), the World Canals Conference will be in Syracuse, N.Y., this year. The annual conference brings together hundreds of canal enthusiasts, professionals, and scholars from around the world who share a love for these...