Press Releases

Press Releases

Glass in America at The Corning Museum of Glass
June 14, 2013
Corning, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has appointed Kelly Conway as its new curator of American glass. A specialist in nineteenth and early twentieth century American glass, Conway will be responsible for managing the Museum’s renowned American collection. Conway has been the Carolyn and Richard... more
Sir Mark Ellis Powell Jones
June 10, 2013
Corning, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass today announced the election of Sir Mark Ellis Powell Jones, former director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, to its Board of Trustees. “Sir Mark brings exceptional experience from his work at the V&A, where he spearheaded a major renovation, raised... more
View of the new contemporary gallery building and the renovated ventilator building, which will house a new 500-seat hot glassblowing demonstration venue. Photo courtesy of Thomas Phifer & Partners.
May 30, 2013
Corning, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass today unveiled the final design of its North Wing expansion, which is slated to open in late 2014. Designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, the addition will include a new 26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery building, as well as a new 500-seat... more
Corning Museum of Glass receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
May 29, 2013
Corning, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Certificate of Excellence award by TripAdvisor. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to... more
Flags at The Corning Museum of Glass
May 21, 2013
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 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel... more
Three Graces Oblivious While Los Angeles Burns Joyce Scott (American, b. 1948) United States, Baltimore, Maryland, 1992 Blown and flameworked glass; woven, knotted, and stitched glass beads H. 53.7 cm, W. 24.7 cm, D. 22.7 cm Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass 97.4.214
May 7, 2013
Corning, NY—Symbolizing power, enabling ornamentation, and facilitating trade, glass beads are miniature masterpieces that have played significant roles throughout time and across cultures. This summer, a major exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass will explore glass beads and beaded objects... more
Peace triumphing over War, Caspar Lehmann (German, 1563/1565-1622), Czech Republic, Stredocesky, Prague, about 1609. Sheet glass, polished, grozed, engraved. H: 23 cm; W: 18.9 cm. Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass (86.3.100)
May 2, 2013
Corning, NY—The 2013 Rakow Grant for Glass Research will support two studies by researchers Dr. Souen Fontaine of the Centre Camille Jullian (CNRS-Aix-Marseille University) in France and Dr. Rainer Richter of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Dr. Fontaine was awarded a grant to study 4,000... more
Neckpiece, Jacqueline Irène Lillie (French, b. 1941), Austria, Vienna, 1992. Glass filaments, glass beads, knotted silk. Diam. 28.8 cm. 92.3.47, the seventh Rakow Commission.
May 1, 2013
Corning, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass announced today that it will offer free programs on the opening day of this year’s major exhibition, Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day, coinciding with... more
Turquoise Cactus Bead, Kristina Logan (American, b. 1964), United States, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1995. Lampworked. H. 4.6 cm, W. 5 cm, D. 2.3 cm. Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, 2013.4.1.
April 11, 2013
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
The Corning Museum of Glass on Google Art Project
April 8, 2013
Corning, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has added 1000 artwork images to the Google Art Project (www.googleartproject.com). The Google Art Project was created to preserve and promote art online in collaboration with acclaimed museums and institutions around the world. The Corning Museum of Glass... more

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