Press Releases

Press Releases

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
Innovation Center Optics Gallery
January 7, 2014
CORNING, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has named to its Board of Trustees, Dr. David L. Morse, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Corning Incorporated. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Morse to our board. He brings extraordinary experience in the field of glass science and... more
Rendering of the new International Motorcoach Entrance
December 11, 2013
Corning, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has received a $1.5 million grant from New York State to support the creation of a new international motorcoach entrance. The grant was announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today at the 2013 Regional Economic Development Council Awards ceremony held in... more

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