Press Releases

Press Releases

View of Contemporary Art + Design Wing, including gallery building and Amphitheater Hot Shop. Photo: Iwan Baan
November 14, 2016
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) today announced the appointment of James S. Gerhardt as its new chief advancement officer. Gerhardt brings more than 15 years of experience in the development of arts- and education-focused not-for-profit organizations to the Museum. He most recently served as the... more
Stacked Grid Structure, Thaddeus Wolfe, Brooklyn, NY, 2016. 31st Rakow Commission. 2016.4.9.
November 10, 2016
This evening, The Corning Museum of Glass will unveil Stacked Grid Structure, this year’s Rakow Commission by Brooklyn-based American artist Thaddeus Wolfe. Wolfe creates multi-layered, highly-textured, angular mold-blown vessels, sculptures, and lighting fixtures. Stacked Grid... more
Olive Dish, design by John Dreves, 1939
September 12, 2016
Steuben Glass, the American luxury crystal brand renowned for its distinguished decorative collectibles, signature tableware designs, and prestigious corporate gifts, is breathing new life into its celebrated tradition of collaborating with leading designers to develop the next generation of... more
Thaddeus Wolfe, Image by Joe Kramm, Courtesy of R & Company.
August 24, 2016
The Corning Museum of Glass has named Thaddeus Wolfe, a Brooklyn-based American artist known for colorful, multi-layered, highly-textured mold-blown vessels, as the recipient of the Rakow Commission in 2016. Situated at the nexus between art, design, and craft, Wolfe’s objects are refined... more
19th Century European Glass Gallery at The Corning Museum of Glass
July 13, 2016
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) today announced the appointment of Dr. Christopher (Kit) Maxwell as curator of European glass. A curator and scholar, Maxwell has a varied background in the academic, museum, and gallery world. In his new role, Maxwell will be responsible for the acquisition,... more
Anna Mlasowsky, Untitled
May 31, 2016
The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today the selection of artist Anna Mlasowsky as the second of two Specialty Glass Artists-in-Residence for 2016. Her approach to glass exploration combines an interest in culture and science, making her an ideal candidate... more
Lino Tagliapietra teaches a class at The Studio in 2000.
May 19, 2016
In May 1996, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass opened its doors to eager teachers and students from around the world. Ever since, it has captivated countless people with the magic of glassmaking, making the material accessible to beginners and advanced students alike, encouraging them to... more
View of the Nature Gallery and Promenade in the Contemporary Art + Design Wing. Photo: Iwan Baan
March 15, 2016
This month, The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) marks the one-year anniversary of its Contemporary Art + Design Wing, which has welcomed 460,000 visitors since opening on March 20, 2015. The 100,000-square-foot addition, fully funded by Corning Incorporated, is the world’s largest space devoted to... more
Specimen of Blaschka Marine Life: Ulactis muscosa (Nr. 116), Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Dresden Germany, 1885. Lent by Cornell University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. L.17.3.63-54.
March 2, 2016
In May 2016, The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will present Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, an exhibition featuring nearly 70 exquisitely detailed glass models of marine invertebrates made by the legendary father-and-son team. Created... more
View of the Nature Gallery and the History and Material Gallery in The Corning Museum of Glass’s new Contemporary Art + Design Wing, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners. Photo by Iwan Baan. Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass.
February 18, 2016
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) today announced the appointment of Susie J. Silbert as curator of modern and contemporary glass. An independent curator, writer, and historian, Silbert has developed an encyclopedic knowledge of glass, and strong connections to people in the field. In her new role... more

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