What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Field Trip: Corning Museum of Glass

Once upon a time, we took a trip to the Corning Museum of Glass.

It was actually one of our 12 Days of Christmas treats, hence the Christmas tree in the entryway.  

The great thing about this museum is that it has free admission for anyone 18 years or younger.  

When a museum has that sorta perk, and you happen to have five children, you kinda wanna jump on it.  

Too bad I can no longer pass for 18.  

 Here is my sister and I and our passel of children.  

Passels of children make me happy.

Coolest chess set ever...

After seeing such incredible beautiful glass works, we continued following the hallway to check out the next room when Ineke exclaimed, in a clear and exuberant tone... "Oh my GOODNESS!  This is beautiful! So, so beautiful!"

What was she referring to?


Ummm....... kay.

My favorite spot will always be the stained glass area. 

From far away, the pieces are so magnificent!  

But if you step up close, I discovered just how 3 dimensional the art can be, which I guess I never really knew.

We discovered Grandma has a glass museum in her kitchen!

The children thought a highlight of the trip was the unlimited access to any number of computer tablets explaining the different exhibits.  They don't usually have free access to the computer.  

All I could think about was the germs that they were undoubtedly laden with having millions of grubby hands swiping 'em all over every day.

But the puke bug had recently visiting our entire household, so these things were on my mind.

Then we entered into this brilliant, bright, white, ginormous wing of the museum.

And I discovered it was absolutely PERFECT lighting for portraiture!

And then I found all the people close to me so I could snap pictures of them...

Aw, Mama.  You are so WEIRD.

Some were more willing than others.  A-hem, Christiana!

The kids sometimes had a hard time trying to figure out what the art was 'saying'.  

(Me too.)  
I guess I am just not that sophisticated.

And then, right before we left, we watched a live demonstration about making glass eyes.   (They even make little red glass wisps for the blood vessels...)

You never know when this information may come in handy.


Making Cents Of It All said...

Sounds like a fun day.

Rozy Lass said...

Looks like a place I can add to my list! Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

Neat! Did you visit here once before? The stained glass wall seems familiar from long ago.

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Ulli said...

Cool field trip! I love glass--any kind. You saw some beautiful pieces there.

Abigail said...

We haven't been to the Corning Museum of Glass since I was pregnant with Aidan (though Lu and Pip just went a few weeks back with the Dunhams), and we've got a return trip slated for this spring. From your pictures, it looks like they've added some new spaces since we were there, and I'm even more excited now! Beautiful pictures. It looks like you all had a grand time!

(Aside: Ineke is darling in that little floral dress. I want to squish her.)

Rebecca said...

Rozy Lass- well, if you do you'll be close enough to my neck of the woods we could meet up!

Bonnie- it is a place not too far from us and one of those places I intend to go to more often- but never get around to it. We have gone once or twice before. I think the last time Adele may have been a baby!

Abby- handy having extra seats in a van! I've thought many times how fun it would be to have some friends along on our adventures. Lucky Lu and Pip!