Press Releases

Press Releases

Detail of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series trophy
June 21, 2012
Watkins Glen International and The Corning Museum of Glass announced a strategic partnership Thursday morning and unveiled the trophy for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen race. The unique trophy designed and created by Corning Museum of Glass artist Eric Meek encompasses key aspects of... more
Glass buoy on Governors Island
May 18, 2012
Corning, NY— The Corning Museum of Glass will bring its GlassLab design program to New York’s Governors Island this summer. On weekends, June 30-July 29, designers and graphic designers from the New York region will work with Corning Museum glassmakers in a series of free public glass design... more
Aerial view of The Corning Museum of Glass surrounded by flood waters Rakow Research Library, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, photo by Jerry Wright
May 1, 2012
Corning, NY— On June 23, 1972, Corning and the surrounding communities were devastated by a major flood, as a result of tropical storm Agnes. At the Museum, hundreds of objects were broken, more than half of the Library’s materials were saturated with flood water, and the facility was covered with... more
Making Ideas: Experiments in Design at GlassLab - making a design at GlassLab
April 16, 2012
Corning, NY – Opening May, 19, 2012, at The Corning Museum of Glass, Making Ideas: Experiments in Design at GlassLab, will showcase more than 150 design prototypes created at GlassLab, a pioneering collaboration between international designers and master glassmakers from The Corning Museum... more
3 engraved goblets by Mathieu Grodet, March 2012 artist-in-residence at The Stud
March 16, 2012
Corning, NY – Ten artists will research and experiment with new techniques and subjects as 2012 Artists-in-Residence at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. For one month, each artist will be supported with technical assistance, housing, a food stipend, and studio space. They also will have... more
Telefon - Erwin Eisch
February 2, 2012
As part of the Museum’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass movement, the work of European glass innovator Erwin Eisch was featured in an exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass, March 15, 2012 – February 3, 2013. Eisch’s non-traditional approach to glassmaking had a... more
Five Pods - Ann Gardner
October 12, 2011
The Corning Museum of Glass will unveil its 2011 Rakow Commission on October 21: Five Pods by Seattle-based artist Ann Gardner. Gardner, who is the first glass mosaic artist to be awarded a Rakow Commission, instills a unique three dimensionality in her works. Gardner initially worked in hand-... more
Red/Amber Sliced Descending Form - Harvey K. Littleton
September 1, 2011
In 1962, two groundbreaking workshops led by artist Harvey K. Littleton and glass scientist Dominick Labino introduced artists to the material of glass as a medium for artistic expression. Littleton and Labino presented their development of a small, portable furnace and low temperature melting-... more
Karol Wight
May 24, 2011
Karol Wight, senior curator of antiquities at the Getty Villa and internationally renowned specialist in Roman glass, was named the next executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s foremost museum dedicated to the art, history, and science of glass. Wight will succeed David... more

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