Press Releases

Press Releases

Glen Cook
October 28, 2014
Corning, NY – The Corning Museum of Glass has appointed Dr. Glen Cook as its new chief scientist.  Beginning in January 2015, Dr. Cook will be responsible for researching and sharing scientific and technical topics in glass. This work will inform exhibitions, programs and publications, and will... more
Cup, Ennion, Syria, Northern Italy, Palestine, 25-75. 66.1.36.
October 27, 2014
Special Section of 24, Rare, Surviving Works by Famed Craftsman Ennion On View Through October 2015 Corning, NY, October 20, 2014—This spring, The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will present the largest exhibition to date devoted to ancient mold-blown glass. The exhibition will feature... more
October 3, 2014
CORNING, NY—The Museum’s new curator of science and technology, Dr. Marvin Bolt, is an expert on historical telescopes, and will be sharing some of that knowledge during a Behind the Glass lecture called "The Art of Seeing at a Distance" at 7 p.m. on October 9 in the auditorium of The Corning... more
“The unique characteristics of Corning specialty glasses will allow me to interface with new techniques and materials previously unavailable to me,” says Albert Paley.
September 15, 2014
CORNING, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today the launch of a new artist residency program, which will support artists in adapting specialty glass materials for the creation of new work. The first artist selected for this unique collaboration is... more
Contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass
June 24, 2014
CORNING, NY–Recognized as a top performing attraction, as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel site, The Corning Museum of Glass has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for the fourth year in a row. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only... more
Amber Cowan on a pile of cullet in West Virginia (the beginning of the 29th Rakow Commission)
June 11, 2014
CORNING, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has named Philadelphia-based artist Amber Cowan as the recipient of the Rakow Commission in 2014. Combining old glass and new, Cowan’s art references consumption, reuse, and the history of the glass industry through the remaking and re-contextualization of... more
The Corning Museum of Glass
June 5, 2014
CORNING, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass today announced that Karol Wight, currently the Museum’s executive director, will become president and executive director of the Museum on January 1, 2015. She will replace Marie McKee, who will retire on December 31, 2014, after serving 16 years as the... more
Like Moths to a Flame, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, San Diego, CA and Baja California Norte, Ensenada, Mexico, 2013. H: 76.2 cm, W: 121.9 cm, D: 24.1 cm. (2013.5.104, Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass)
May 27, 2014
CORNING, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass actively collects, educates, preserves, and shares the art, history, science, and technology of glass and glassmaking. New objects are added to the Museum’s collection each year through acquisitions and donations. Recent highlighted additions to the glass... more
Flags at The Corning Museum of Glass
May 21, 2014
Corning, NY—Today The Corning Museum of Glass announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military... more
GlassLab responsive web app on tablets in the exhibition
May 5, 2014
CORNING, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has appointed Scott Sayre as its first chief digital officer and Kris Wetterlund as the Museum’s new director of education and interpretation. Both will begin their role on June 16, 2014. Sayre and Wetterlund are co-founders of Sandbox Studios, a Minneapolis... more

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