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.

Rendering of the GlassBarge on the Erie Canal.In 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 Fairport Canal Days
June 2 - 4, 2017 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Join us for GlassBarge’s maiden voyage at Fairport Canal Days. CMoG has never taken its mobile hot shop out on the water in this way, and is excited to be the premier sponsor of Canal Days. One of the most popular arts festivals in New York State, Fairport Canal Days attracts more than 200 artisans...

Seneca Falls Canal Fest
July 7 - 9, 2017 5:00pm to 8:00pm

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote in New York State, GlassBarge will deploy an all-female glassblowing team to the Seneca Falls Canal Fest. Along with the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and the National Women’s Hall of Fame, CMoG will...

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...