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Biography: Alexandra Ruggiero

Alexandra Ruggiero
Alexandra Ruggiero
Assistant Curator of Modern Glass

Alexandra Ruggiero joined the Museum in 2012. She assists with acquisitions, exhibitions, cataloging and research of the Museum’s glass collections, with a focus on glass from 1850–1945. Ruggiero curated the 2018 special exhibition, Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937, a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO, and co-curated the 2016 special exhibition, Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, with Dr. Marvin Bolt, curator of science and technology.

Ruggiero earned a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master’s in the History of Decorative Arts through the Corcoran College of Art + Design and Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C. Her graduate research focused on 20th-century German glass and furniture.

Before arriving at The Corning Museum of Glass, Ruggiero served as a curatorial research assistant at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and as a decorative arts research specialist intern at the Library of Congress. Ruggiero is a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and serves on the Steering Committee for the Rockwell Museum Ambassadors in Corning, N.Y.

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