Biography: Alexandra Ruggiero

Alexandra Ruggiero
Alexandra Ruggiero
Curatorial Assistant

Alexandra Ruggiero became the curatorial assistant for American, European, Ancient, and Islamic glass in 2013. In this role, Ruggiero assists the curators in the preparation of exhibitions, catalogs objects in the collection, and compiles reference materials and research.

Ruggiero received a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master’s in the History of Decorative Arts through the Corcoran College of Art + Design and Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C. Her graduate research focused on 20th-century German glass and furniture.

Before arriving at The Corning Museum of Glass, Ruggiero served as a curatorial research assistant at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and as a decorative arts research specialist intern at the Library of Congress. Most recently, Ruggiero served as the Luce curatorial assistant in American glass, the result of a one-year grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to catalog the Museum's American glass collection.