Press Releases

Press Releases

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
Ancient furnace in Corning Museum of Glass gallery
April 28, 2014
CORNING, NY—Archaeologists from the United Kingdom and Germany will share the 2014 Rakow Grant for Glass Research, awarded by The Corning Museum of Glass. The recipients are Alessandro Sebastiani, a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield,... more
The Moment After by Tanja Pak, 2010
March 3, 2014
CORNING, NY—From March through November, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass will host 13 Artists-in-Residence to experiment and research new techniques in glass. Among them are a Korean artist who investigates sculptural expressions in cold-worked glass, an Irish artist whose background in... more
Continuous Mile, Liza Lou, Durban, South Africa, and Los Angeles, CA, 2006–2008. The Corning Museum of Glass, 2013.9.1.
February 10, 2014
CORNING, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has acquired Continuous Mile, an ambitious large-scale sculpture by contemporary artist Liza Lou (American, b. 1969), to be installed in the Museum’s North Wing contemporary galleries, which will open in late 2014. Continuous Mile (2006–08... more
Perruches Rene Lalique (French, 1860-1945) France, Combs-la-Ville, R. Lalique et Cie., about 1919 Mold-blown H: 25.1 cm, Diam (max): 24.3 cm Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa (2011.3.209)
February 2, 2014
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG), which holds the largest collection of René Lalique materials at a public institution, will present a new exhibition dedicated to the French artist and designer. René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass will trace Lalique’s storied career from high-society... more

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