Press Releases

Press Releases

Photo by Matt Wittmeyer for American Craft.
May 20, 2015
Karol Wight, president and executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass, announced today that senior curator of modern and contemporary glass, Tina Oldknow, will retire in September 2015. Since 2000, Oldknow has been responsible for all curatorial aspects of the glass collections dating from... more
View of the Nature Gallery and the History and Material Gallery in The Corning Museum of Glass’s new Contemporary Art + Design Wing, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners. Photo by Iwan Baan. Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass.
March 18, 2015
On March 20, The Corning Museum of Glass will open the doors of its new Contemporary Art + Design Wing, the largest space in the world devoted to the display and creation of contemporary art and design in glass. The $64-million expansion, fully funded by Corning Incorporated, features a 100,000-... more
Hot Glass Show. Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises.
February 3, 2015
The Corning Museum of Glass recently received a recognition that only a handful of museums have earned: a patent. Both the Museum and Spiral Arts, a Seattle-based manufacturer and distributor for glass furnaces and tools, were awarded US Patent No. 8891582 on November 18, for the electric glass hot... more
The Portland Panels: Choreographed Geometry, Klaus Moje, Portland, OR, 2007. Lent by David Kaplan and Glenn Ostergaard. Photo: Ryan Watson, courtesy Bullseye Gallery, Portland. L.1.4.2014.
January 21, 2015
Corning, NY–The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) today announced five major acquisitions of works by international contemporary artists Roni Horn, Klaus Moje, Ayala Serfaty, Jeroen Verhoeven, and Fred Wilson. These acquisitions will go on view in the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing, opening March... more
Eastman Memorial Window designed by Whitefriars and installed in Park Church in Elmira, NY. The window’s title is “Paul Preaching On Mars Hill,” as the man standing atop the steps, preaching before a crowd, is likely Saint Paul.
January 16, 2015
CORNING—The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass recently received a National Leadership Grant for Libraries; Collaborative Planning Grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help conserve and digitize the Whitefriars Collection of stained glass cartoons. A... more
2 Quart Pyrex Covered Casserole, “Starburst,” Corning Glass Works, Charleroi, PA, USA, 1960. 2010.4.968.
December 9, 2014
Corning, NY—In June 2015, The Corning Museum of Glass will present America’s Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex, the first exhibition devoted to the iconic cookware. Organized in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 1915 invention of Pyrex, the exhibition will feature a wide... more
Daisy, Paul Nicholas, France, about 1897. Gift of the Fellows of The Corning Museum of Glass. (CMGL 139588, Collection of the Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass).
November 26, 2014
CORNING, NY— The Corning Museum of Glass is a dynamic institution that 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... more
Valkema design for an engraved vase. Signed J Gruiter, a student at the glasschool in Leerdam (DEC).
November 20, 2014
Over a year ago, the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History began working on a collaborative digital project with the Rakow Research Library, part of The Corning Museum of Glass, with the goal of digitizing the complete archive of Sybren Valkema, currently housed at the RKD. By digitizing and... more
Rakow Commission Artist Amber Cowan and her piece, Garden of the Forgotten and Extinct
November 16, 2014
Corning, NY—On November 13, 2014, The Corning Museum of Glass unveiled its 2014 Rakow Commission: Garden of the Forgotten and Extinct by Philadelphia-based glass artist Amber Cowan. Cowan’s work expresses the idea of preserving memories of earlier objects in new contemporary works,... more
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

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