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Rakow Reads: Overview

Find topical book lists and reading guides for the Rakow Reads program.

Use this guide to find book lists and guides for the Rakow Reads discussion group. Browse lists by genre, topic, and books picked by Corning Museum of Glass staff.

Upcoming Events

New Light on Tiffany book cover A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls
Corning Museum of Glass Education Lab | March 19, 2020 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Using archival documents, letters, and photographs, Martin Eidelberg explores the work of the women who worked  for Louis Comfort Tiffany in the Women’s Glass Cutting Department. These women produced designs for lamps, mosaics, windows and more for Tiffany Studios in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Newly uncovered letters written by Clara Driscoll, the head of the department, have shed light on role these women played at Tiffany Studios.

Enter the Museum through the Courtyard Entrance and proceed through The Shops to the Education Lab. Bring your lunch to the Education Lab at the Museum to discuss the book. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Following the discussion, Curator of Modern Glass Alexandra Ruggiero will take attendees to view the refreshed Tiffany Studios installation, including the newly acquired Mosaic Column.

The book is available for purchase at the Corning Museum of Glass bookshop and online booksellers such as Barnes & Noble
and Amazon.

Please RSVP to rakow@cmog.org or 607.438.5300.

Recent Exhibition Books

Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937 explored the notion of architect as designer and presented a captivating period of glass design and production in Austria. Emerging from a confluence of individuals, ideas, and cultures, the design of Austrian glass from 1900 to 1937 embodied a newfound spirit of modernity. Find books about this period on the Glass of the Architects guide.

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The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization by Vince Beiser

"The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world–sand–and the crucial role it plays in our lives."

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