“Beyond the Bench” Tours with Corning’s Mobile Hotshop

Beyond the Bench Tours are special guided tours at Fenimore led by Corning Museum glass makers, followed by a live glassmaking demo!

Tour begins at 3:30pm. Please meet at Fenimore’s admission desk. Cost: $12 / $10 for Museum Members. Register here to guarantee your spot.

In a Beyond the Bench Tour, Corning glass makers lead a tour into Fenimore Art Museum to discuss glass artworks in the special exhibition, Unmasking Venice: American Artists and the City of Water, and then take guests to the Mobile Hotshop to demonstrate how those particular objects were made. Cost: $12 / $10 for Museum Members.

The Corning Museum of Glass’s Mobile Hotshop will be in residency at Fenimore Art Museum from July 11–17. In their words, “The Mobile Hotshop takes the live glassmaking experience on the road, bringing the artistry and education of glassmaking beyond the walls of The Corning Museum of Glass – to the public, the design community, and museums worldwide. The Mobile Hotshop uses unique glassmaking equipment to recreate a state-of-the-art studio environment. At venues around the world, in conjunction with exhibitions, events, and art and design initiatives, the museum’s gaffers demonstrate complex hot glassmaking techniques.”

Other demonstrations at the Mobile Hotshop throughout the day are free, including special youth demonstrations daily at 11:15 AM. Entrance to the museum requires a separate fee.



This project is made possible with the generous support of Art Bridges, with additional support from C. J. Heilig Foundation, Nellie and Robert Gipson, Fenimore Asset Management, Inc., Fidelity Charitable through the Thomas and Christine Berk Fund, Mr. Tom Morgan and Ms. Erna J. Morgan McReynolds, NYCM Insurance, Joe and Carol Mahon, Keith and Virginia Smith Family Foundation, Dr. Thomas Morris, in memory of Jackie Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Farmakis, and nearly 35 additional donors through a spring fundraising campaign.

Photos: Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass



Saturday, July 16, 2022
3:30 pm — 4:30 pm (1h)

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