The cookware giant Pyrex was originally developed and introduced by Corning Glass in 1915. To commemorate the 100 year anniversary, the Corning Museum of Glass presents America’s Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex. On view is the first pie plate, military mess ware (which evolved into opal Pyrex after WWII), the famous stackable measuring cups as well as ephemera and advertisements from the company’s marketing campaigns.
Listen to Evan Kleiman and Tina Oldknow, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass, discuss how an industrial glassware company revolutionized American cooking. See photos of the works in the exhibition below and the advertisements that sold them to millions of housewives over the decades. Plus, you can search for your favorite Pyrex patterns and share your favorite Pyrex recipes here.
All images courtesy of the Corning Museum of Glass.
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