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Past Times Newsletter - July 2001
The monthly newsletter from Ruby Lane Antiques, Collectibles,
and Fine Art ... and now Arts & Crafts
Welcome to Past Times!
IN THIS ISSUE:
o Free Listing Saturdays in July and August
o THE CORNING GLASS MUSEUM AT 50 of The Journal of Antiques
o The Ruby Lane SOLD shop is now open
o The Ruby Lane Logo Store is now open too!
THE CORNING GLASS MUSEUM AT 50 OF THE JOURNAL OF
ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES
Preserving 3,500 Years of Sand, Ash, Lime and Fire By The
Journal of Antiques & Collectibles
Sand, ash, lime and fire: the glassmakers recipe has remained
unchanged for thousands of years. But the world of glass is ever
changing. Its history is the history of art, of technology, of
architecture, and of civilization. Glass has held both the face
of the Pharoah and the glimmer of distant galaxies. Of all
mediums, it is the most mysterious in its creation and
manipulation, capturing the mind of the artist as well as the
mind of the scientist and pushing both realms to wondrous and
It is this sense of wonder that brings over 400,000 visitors to
The Corning Museum of Glass each year. The glass expert and the
vacationing family alike are drawn to the Museum's 30,000 piece
collection. From high art to TV tubes, it offers a whole
universe of glass.
The Art & History Galleries present 35 centuries of glassmaking,
from Egyptian times through to the 19th century. Visitors will
marvel at resonant beauty of Egyptian mosaics, Mesopotamian cast
and cut vases and Hellenic bowls.
The Sculpture Gallery may be the place in the Museum that best
conveys the enigma of glass. Housed here are over 90 works of
glass sculpture, perfectly capturing the breadth and creativity
of contemporary glass art.
The technological side of glass history is wonderfully captured
at The Glass Innovation Center. It is an ultramodern,
interactive, educational experience for all ages. Through
dazzling demonstrations, it tells how the science and technology
of glass, from the windows to the optical fiber, have
transformed the world we live in. The 'Must See' programs
offered to visitors are The Hot Glass Show and Flameworking
Live. It is here that the visitors young and old watch
transfixed as an expert craftsman brings a ball of hot glass to
life, transforming it into a unique piece of art glass. The
centerpiece of the Museum this summer is the 'Glass of the
Sultans' exhibit. It is being presented jointly with the
Metropolitan Museum of Art. The beauty and mystery of the
Islamic world will be uncovered in this landmark exhibit. The
stunning collection of more than 150 outstanding objects,
spanning the ages from the seventh to nineteenth centuries, is,
amazingly, the first Islamic glass exhibit.
The Corning Museum of Glass truly offers one of the best glass
experiences in the world, having found the perfect balance
between being scholarly, interactive, progressive, and fun.
For the complete article with many full color photos please
visit The Journal of Antiques.
Ever wonder what's selling on Ruby Lane? Well now you can view
what the hundreds of Ruby Lane shop owners have been selling on
Ruby Lane's web site. (This shop does not display items sold at
Browse around the Ruby Lane Sold Shop today!
Want some cool Ruby Lane memorabilia? The new Ruby Lane Logo
Store has great products to use and wear yourself, or give them
as gifts. Take a look in The Ruby Lane Logo Store today!
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