Press Releases

Press Releases

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
Crystal Obscura, Michael Glancy (American, b. 1950), United States, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, 1998. Blown glass, “Pompeii” cut; electroformed copper. H. approx. 12 in, W. approx. 24 in. Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, 2012.4.168, gift of Dan Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.
February 4, 2013
The donation from Greenberg and Steinhauser primarily includes pieces made from the late 1970s to the 1990s by noted studio glass artists, including Doug Anderson, Dale Chihuly, Václav Cigler, Dan Dailey, Michael Glancy, Diana Hobson, Richard Jolley, Silvia Levenson, Ivan Mareš, Paul Marioni, Klaus... more
19th Century European Glass Gallery at The Corning Museum of Glass
January 23, 2013
Corning, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has appointed Dr. Audrey Whitty as its new curator of European glass. Whitty, who comes to Corning from the National Museum of Ireland, will be responsible for managing the Museum’s extensive European glass collection. As an expert in Asian art, Whitty will... more
Ventilator
January 12, 2013
Corning, NY—Work began last week to renovate the iconic ventilator building of the former Steuben Glass factory adjacent to The Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, NY. The building will become the largest space in the world for public glassblowing demonstrations. The renovation is part of a 100,... more
Hemispherical Bowl with Inlaid Nilotic Scene
January 3, 2013
Corning, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has acquired two significant works– an opaque turquoise portrait inlay of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten and a Late Roman bowl featuring a colorful inlaid Nilotic scene. Preserved for over three millennia, these works showcase the ingenuity and creativity of... more
Blue American glass creamer
December 11, 2012
Corning, NY— The Corning Museum of Glass has acquired a rare, early 19th-century American blown-glass creamer for its comprehensive glass collection, which spans 35 centuries. The small light blue creamer, which measures 12.6 cm high and 5.5 cm in diameter (rim), includes a knop (hollow bubble in... more
Richard Marquis - Marquiscarpa #26
November 28, 2012
Corning, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass will present a special exhibition of the work of the influential studio glass artist Richard Marquis. One of the first American studio glassmakers to travel to Italy to learn historic Venetian techniques, Marquis is known internationally for his work in blown... more

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