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Biography: Amy Schwartz

Amy Schwartz
Amy Schwartz
Director of The Studio

Amy Schwartz joined The Corning Museum of Glass in 1995 to create The Studio, the artistic and educational glassworking facility of the Museum that provide programs for people of all ages and all levels of glass expertise. Schwartz designs curricula, hires internationally recognized glass artists as faculty, oversees selection of students, distributes scholarship funds, and directs residency, walk-in, group, and school programs. From 2002 to 2014, Schwartz directed education programs for the entire Museum, including K-12 school highlights and curriculum-based tours, and the Museum’s docent, Scout, Junior Curator, Explainer, Tour Assistant, and public education programs. In 2007, she became head of the development department (until 2012) and joined the Museum’s leadership team.

Schwartz has attended glassblowing classes at UrbanGlass and The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. She has studied extensively with William Gudenrath, Ruth King, and Lino Tagliapietra, and maintains her own glassblowing practice. In 2007, Schwartz received a MS in Leadership in Museum Education from the Bank Street College of Education.


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The David Whitehouse Research Residency for Artists was introduced last year as an opportunity for the artists who have said, “I just really want to spend time in Corning doing research, being in the Library, meeting people, wandering in the collections.” This year, with the support of a donation... more
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