Press Releases

Press Releases

Detail of Ghost Walk Under Infinite Darkness
November 14, 2013
Corning, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass today unveiled its 2013 Rakow Commission: Ghost Walk under Infinite Darkness by Andrew Erdos. The artwork of Andrew Erdos is pop, sarcastic, and humorous, with a hint of social commentary. His over-the-top installations create a situation of sensory... more
November 5, 2013
The Glass Art Society and Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will partner together once again to present the 45th Annual GAS Conference in 2016. Corning, NY, has been the host city for six previous conferences. The most recent conference took place in 2009, when more than 1,400 GAS members from over 30... more
Innovation Center Optics Gallery
October 7, 2013
Corning, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has appointed Dr. Marvin Bolt, vice president for collections at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, as its first curator of science and technology. He will assume his role in November 2013 and be responsible for managing the Museum’s science and... more
Designer Arik Levy's design is created at GlassLab
September 25, 2013
Corning, NY—Expanding the international reach of its signature design program, The Corning Museum of Glass is bringing its GlassLab design program to Paris. The Corning Museum will partner with the musée des Arts décoratifs to offer free, public GlassLab design “performances” with top French... more
Image credit: © Kiki Smith, courtesy Pace Gallery  Constellation, Kiki Smith, United States, New York, 1996. Colorless glass, bronze, handmade indigo-dyed Nepal paper; hot-sculpted and cast glass, cast bronze, assembled. Dimensions vary. (2013.4.38, gift in part of Kiki Smith and Pace Gallery, New York)
August 14, 2013
Corning, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has recently acquired several important works, including a room-sized installation by Kiki Smith, three exceptional cast glass gems, and an Art Deco necklace by René Lalique. Recent additions to the holdings of the Rakow Research Library of The Corning... more
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
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

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