Sept. 4, 2017
(Museum entry fees, a catered lunch and wine tasting included in the price. Assemble at 8:00 in the hotel lobby, tour will leave by 8:15am.)
Return by 6pm. Leaving Rochester, you will drive through some of the most wonderful rural scenery that upstate New York has to offer. Upon arrival at the world-renowned Corning Museum of Glass, you will be met by a docent who will take you on a two hour tour of the vast facility. The museum was founded in 1951 as a gift to the nation for the Corning Glass Works 100th anniversary. The concept seems so simple. How much can you say about glass? Actually, quite a lot. Glass is a versatile, ancient material that is still being explored and understood by artists, scientists, and historians today. The story of glass is a story about art, history, culture, technology, science, craft and design. And we tell that story at The Corning Museum of Glass. The Corning Museum of Glass cares for and displays the world’s best collection of art and historical glass. When you visit, you’ll see more than 3,500 years of history displayed in the Glass Collection Galleries. Glass is brought to life through live, narrated glassmaking demonstrations. A catered light lunch will be provided before moving on to the next stop on the tour, the Rockwell Museum.
The Rockwell Museum is the only Smithsonian Affiliate in Upstate New York. Housed in the beautifully restored 19th- century Historic Old City Hall in Corning, The Rockwell lays at the heart of the greater Finger Lakes fine arts community. The Rockwell Museum tells the story of the American experience through fine art. The diverse collection includes a mix of nineteenth-century American paintings, historic bronzes, and Indian artifacts as well as twentieth-century modernists, illustration art, and contemporary photography. Featured galleries represent the works of Andy Warhol, the Taos Society of Artists, and masterworks of Remington and Russell.
On your return to Rochester, you will travel through the Finger Lakes Region, stopping at Keuka Springs winery. For 30 years, Keuka Spring has been consistently recognized for excellence. Their wine list includes wines for every taste, handcrafted from vineyard to bottle. Enjoy their premium wines while taking in the panoramic beauty of Keuka Lake. During your visit relax, have fun, and taste the best New York State has to offer!
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