Art Travel

Our ART LOVERS’ tours are organized and sponsored by the Gallery Council to benefit MAG and open to all interested travelers.
Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

We are returning to the always popular Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. We will begin with a docent tour for those who wish to participate in such an activity. In addition to its extensive permanent collection, there are two special exhibits: “Glass of the Architects” and the newly redesigned Crystal City Gallery. The rest of the day, you will be able to visit the museum at your leisure, view the “gaffers” (glass blowers) in the newly constructed Hot Box Amphitheater, and take a stroll on the absolutely stunning promenade and visit the gift shop. (You may want to bring your holiday list) and lunch in the GMOG cafeteria.
Are you looking for more of an adventure? Go into town for lunch and/or visit artists’ studios and art galleries on Market Street, take the free shuttle from CMOG. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes making it easy to visit the Gaffer District. For those who like to walk, Market Street is an easy stroll from the museum.

Additional tour highlights:
A gaffer is a master glassblower, so the name is quite a fitting designation for the
historic district of America’s Crystal City. With more than a hundred shops, studios,
galleries, and restaurants, as well as an abundance of unique and historic architecture, and awesome annual events like GlassFest — American Bus Association’s
100 Best Events for 2016 — Corning’s Gaffer District is five blocks of flat-out-fun. Specific locations are listed on the flyer below.

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 7, 2018. Full payment is required at the time of the reservation. Reservations will be accepted by earliest payments received. The maximum number for this tour is 40.

Tour Leaders: Questions?
Email Linda Casasata or call: (585) 737.7488
Email Jean Ligozio or call: (585) 442.2479

Refund Information

Refunds: Complete a Gallery Council Refund Request Form and submit the written request to the Gallery Council Office. Requests for full refunds past the cancellation deadline of September 7, 2018 will be granted if the vacancy is filled. Partial refunds may be considered upon receipt of the written request. All refunds will be less non-recoverable costs and a $25 processing fee.

The Memorial Art Gallery’s tour operator, Distant Horizons, is a California Seller of Travel (CST #2046776-40) and a participant in the California Travel Restitution Fund. Information regarding the rights of California residents to make a claim may be found at California law requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. Distant Horizons has a trust account.

For more information on this and other upcoming trips, or to be added to our priority email list, email the Gallery Council Office or call 585.276.8910.