Press Releases

Press Releases

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
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
Detail of Reading Lamp with Dragonflies and Water Flowers, Clara Pierce Wolcott Driscoll for Louis Comfort Tiffany
April 4, 2013
Corning, NY—This month, The Corning Museum of Glass, which holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Tiffany glass and related materials in the nation, will place on display in its permanent galleries two remarkable examples of the decorative work of Tiffany Studios. One of the objects is... more
Rakow Research Library
March 18, 2013
Corning, NY—James Galbraith has been appointed as the new chief librarian of The Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking. Galbraith comes to the Museum from DePaul University in... more
Obsession by Maria Bang Espersen
March 1, 2013
Corning, NY—From March through November, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass will host 14 Artists-in-Residence to experiment and research new techniques in glass. Among the chosen artists is a German artist who materializes sound in glass sculpture, a %%Polish%% artist who draws on glass and... more
David Whitehouse
February 18, 2013
David Whitehouse, former executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass, died February 17, 2013, following a brief battle with cancer. He was 71. Whitehouse joined The Corning Museum of Glass in 1984 as chief curator. He became director in 1992, then executive director and curator of ancient... more

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