Press Releases

Press Releases

Specimen of Blaschka Marine Life: Tubularia indivisa (Nr. 191a), Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Dresden Germany, 1885. Lent by Cornell University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. L.17.3.63-551.
November 18, 2015
In May 2016, The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will present the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the relationship between the exquisite works of famed 19th-century glass artists and naturalists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka and their impact on marine conservation efforts today. Titled ... more
Tantric Object, Bernhard Schobinger, Richterswil, Switzerland, 2015. 30th Rakow Commission. 2015.3.15.
November 12, 2015
The 30th Rakow Commission: Tantric Object by Swiss studio jeweler Bernhard Schobinger, will be unveiled today at The Corning Museum of Glass. Schobinger is recognized as a key figure of avant-garde contemporary jewelry, and his subversive approach to making spans more than 45 years,... more
November 4, 2015
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) today announced the appointment of John D.M. (Jack) Green, Ph.D., as its new deputy director for collections, research, and exhibitions. Currently the chief curator at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute Museum (OIM), Green specializes in the art,... more
Courtesy of Virgil Ortiz.
August 27, 2015
The Rockwell Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass will welcome internationally-renowned ceramicist, fashion designer, and graphic artist, Virgil Ortiz, to Corning from October 19-25 for an interactive, weeklong exploration of a material new to him—glass. From Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, Ortiz... more
Glass Necklace, 2011
August 12, 2015
CORNING, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has named Swiss studio jeweler Bernhard Schobinger as the recipient of the Rakow Commission in 2015. Recognized as a key figure in avant-garde contemporary jewelry, Bernhard Schobinger's subversive approach to making spans more than 45 years and has earned... more
Clear Lumina with Azurlite, Tom Patti, Pittsfield, MA, 1992. Purchased with funds from The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, The Creative Glass Center of America, the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family, and Carl H. Pforzheimer III. 94.4.1.
June 2, 2015
The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today the selection of Tom Patti, known for his body of work comprising visionary architectural systems, as the 2015/16 Specialty Glass Artist-in-Residence. The Residency is a joint program of the Corning Museum of Glass and... more
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

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