Press Releases

Press Releases

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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