Press Releases

Press Releases

Binocular microscope, Henry Crouch, London, England, c. 1850-1875. Lent by Museum Boerhaave, Leiden, the Netherlands. Image Courtesy of Museum Boerhaave.
February 3, 2016
On April 23, The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will present Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope, tracing the invention and evolution of the microscope from the 17th century through the early 20th century, revealing scientists’ and artists’ explorations of the... more
Dragon-Stem Goblet, Venice, Italy, 1630-1670. 51.3.118.
February 1, 2016
CORNING—This morning, The Corning Museum of Glass released its first-ever scholarly electronic resource, The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking by artist and scholar, William Gudenrath. A culmination of a lifetime of research, this digital resource details the techniques used to make... more
Toots Zynsky. Photo provided by the artist.
January 26, 2016
The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today the selection of Toots Zynsky, known for her distinctive heat-formed filet de verre (glass thread) vessels, as the first of two Specialty Glass Artists-in-Residence for 2016. The residency is a joint program of the... more
Jeff Evenson, Chairman of the Board of The Corning Museum of Glass. Photo courtesy of Corning Incorporated.
December 17, 2015
The Corning Museum of Glass recently announced management changes on its board of trustees. Dr. Jeffrey Evenson, senior vice president and chief strategy officer of Corning Incorporated, was appointed chairman of the board after serving since 2011. He fills the board position formerly held by James... more
Specimen of Blaschka Marine Life: Tubularia indivisa (Nr. 191a), Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Dresden Germany, 1885. Lent by Cornell University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. L.17.3.63-551.
November 18, 2015
In May 2016, The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will present the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the relationship between the exquisite works of famed 19th-century glass artists and naturalists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka and their impact on marine conservation efforts today. Titled ... more
Tantric Object, Bernhard Schobinger, Richterswil, Switzerland, 2015. 30th Rakow Commission. 2015.3.15.
November 12, 2015
The 30th Rakow Commission: Tantric Object by Swiss studio jeweler Bernhard Schobinger, will be unveiled today at The Corning Museum of Glass. Schobinger is recognized as a key figure of avant-garde contemporary jewelry, and his subversive approach to making spans more than 45 years,... more
November 4, 2015
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) today announced the appointment of John D.M. (Jack) Green, Ph.D., as its new deputy director for collections, research, and exhibitions. Currently the chief curator at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute Museum (OIM), Green specializes in the art,... more
Courtesy of Virgil Ortiz.
August 27, 2015
The Rockwell Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass will welcome internationally-renowned ceramicist, fashion designer, and graphic artist, Virgil Ortiz, to Corning from October 19-25 for an interactive, weeklong exploration of a material new to him—glass. From Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, Ortiz... more
Glass Necklace, 2011
August 12, 2015
CORNING, NY—The Corning Museum of Glass has named Swiss studio jeweler Bernhard Schobinger as the recipient of the Rakow Commission in 2015. Recognized as a key figure in avant-garde contemporary jewelry, Bernhard Schobinger's subversive approach to making spans more than 45 years and has earned... more
Clear Lumina with Azurlite, Tom Patti, Pittsfield, MA, 1992. Purchased with funds from The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, The Creative Glass Center of America, the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family, and Carl H. Pforzheimer III. 94.4.1.
June 2, 2015
The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today the selection of Tom Patti, known for his body of work comprising visionary architectural systems, as the 2015/16 Specialty Glass Artist-in-Residence. The Residency is a joint program of the Corning Museum of Glass and... more

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