Corning Museum of Glass

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Object of the Month: Commemorative Goblet depicting the Saxen Plantation in Suriname, Netherlands, ca. 1765–1775. 2023.3...
01/08/2024

Object of the Month: Commemorative Goblet depicting the Saxen Plantation in Suriname, Netherlands, ca. 1765–1775. 2023.3.12.

This commemorative goblet features a coffee plantation in the Dutch colony of Suriname. The inscription, below the rim of the glass, wishes prosperity to the plantation. The goblet now serves as a reminder of how enslaved labor enabled the florescence of early modern economies such as that of the Netherlands.

The decoration of the glass centers on a three-story building, most likely occupied by the landowning family, as well as two large coffee bushes, their overblown scale indicating their economic importance to the plantation. What is not depicted is the invisible labor of the enslaved persons who built the house, cleared the forests, drained the marshes, planted the coffee bushes, harvested and processed the beans, and much more. In the eighteenth century, enslaved persons constituted more than 90 percent of the population.

01/08/2024

Join us for a fun-filled day of marble-mania! Come inside and PLAY!

New Glass Review 44 is waiting for YOU to submit the work you made in glass last year! Bring us the work from your corne...
01/07/2024

New Glass Review 44 is waiting for YOU to submit the work you made in glass last year! Bring us the work from your corner of the glass community and get your submission in by January 10 at the link in our bio.

Cells, Martin Ehrensvärd. Mew Glass Review 43.

The CMoG Flame Collab is back! We're hosting our third annual flameworking collaboration with Sibelley, Saiyanglass, Hic...
01/06/2024

The CMoG Flame Collab is back! We're hosting our third annual flameworking collaboration with Sibelley, Saiyanglass, Hicdogg and Windstar Glass on February 5–9, 2024. 👏 We're getting the Museum Amphitheater Hot Shop ready for these artists to create a spectacular, functional piece that combines all four of their unique flameworking skills and styles.
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Want to join the fun? Click the link below for more info on the event. Hope to see you all there!

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Let's travel back in time to last year real quick... we HAVE to recognize our favorite guest photos of 2023! ➡️ 🤩 We're ...
01/05/2024

Let's travel back in time to last year real quick... we HAVE to recognize our favorite guest photos of 2023! ➡️ 🤩

We're so excited to create more unbreakable memories with you all in the new year. 💥 Who's planning to make a visit in 2024?

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Great art takes time, and yours is worth waiting for—so we're extending our deadline to submit to New Glass Review 44. 😄...
01/04/2024

Great art takes time, and yours is worth waiting for—so we're extending our deadline to submit to New Glass Review 44. 😄 Submit your work at the link below by January 10 for a chance to be included in our annual exhibition-in-print!

https://bit.ly/48fVSml

Tear, Filomena Smola. New Glass Review 43.

01/03/2024

Today's the day—the deadline to submit to New Glass Review 43 is tonight at 11:59 pm! Use these last couple of hours and get your submissions in at the link below!

https://bit.ly/48fVSml

Sagwa, Silver Kim. New Glass Review 43.

Happy New Year 😗 🎉  and Happy New Glass Review 44! The deadline to submit is tomorrow, so click the link below to show u...
01/02/2024

Happy New Year 😗 🎉 and Happy New Glass Review 44! The deadline to submit is tomorrow, so click the link below to show us your latest and greatest in form, concept, and technique.

https://bit.ly/48fVSml

Intimacy 22, Aria Kiani. New Glass Review 43.

Happy New Years Eve! The Museum will be closed tomorrow, January 1. We can't wait to start the New Year with you on Tues...
12/31/2023

Happy New Years Eve! The Museum will be closed tomorrow, January 1. We can't wait to start the New Year with you on Tuesday!

Glass is for everybody—especially students! Our Junior Curator program gives students from 8th to 12th grade the opportu...
12/29/2023

Glass is for everybody—especially students! Our Junior Curator program gives students from 8th to 12th grade the opportunity to learn about the research, education, and curatorial work of our Museum before putting together their own exhibition. Submit your application by January 31 to join this year’s Junior Curator cohort!

The 2023 Junior Curators looked at the color of Frederick Carder’s work, like Gold Aurene. Gold Aurene was the first color that Frederick Carder developed for Steuben and it became immediately popular due to its iridescence. To create it, makers sprayed the glass with a stannous (tin) chloride solution while the object was still hot.

Gold Aurene gooseneck cruet with stopper, Frederick Carder (designer) Steuben Glass, Inc. (maker), 1914. Lead glass, blown, applied, iridized. Gift of Robert F. Rockwell III to the Corning community. 2022.4.1887.

Glass art is ever-evolving, but that won't stop us from getting a snapshot of the last year! Submit to New Glass Review ...
12/27/2023

Glass art is ever-evolving, but that won't stop us from getting a snapshot of the last year! Submit to New Glass Review 44 and show us your best glass work from the last year. Submit at the link in our bio before January 3.

Dimensionism, Bernd Weinmayer (maker); Iris van Herpen (designer). Photo 1: David Uzochukwu Photo 2: Christoph Ascher. New Glass Review 43.

Happy Holidays! The Museum will be closed today and tomorrow. We'll see you back on December 26!
12/24/2023

Happy Holidays! The Museum will be closed today and tomorrow. We'll see you back on December 26!

Our staff Holiday Celebration sleighed the day! 🎄❄️☃️ We're grateful to be able to share the holiday spirit with our emp...
12/23/2023

Our staff Holiday Celebration sleighed the day! 🎄❄️☃️ We're grateful to be able to share the holiday spirit with our employees here at The Corning Museum of Glass.

Applications are still open for the Rakow Grant for Glass Research! This grant is available for scholars focusing on adv...
12/21/2023

Applications are still open for the Rakow Grant for Glass Research! This grant is available for scholars focusing on advance research in diverse aspects of glass studies, especially historically understudied or underrepresented time periods, geographic areas, cultures, or otherwise lesser-known fields of glass history. Applications are due by February 1. Learn more and apply here:

The grant fosters scholarly research in the history of glass and glassmaking.

Happy Winter Solstice! Can you guess what animal these icy-looking shards make up? Swipe to see!Lynx After a Sketchbook ...
12/21/2023

Happy Winter Solstice! Can you guess what animal these icy-looking shards make up? Swipe to see!
Lynx After a Sketchbook Page by Albrecht Durer, Marta Klonowska, Germany, Dusseldorf; Poland, Warsaw, 2009. Gift of Mary Hale and M. Blair Corkran. 2011.3.2.

We're honored to announce our grant award from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the nonprofit a...
12/20/2023

We're honored to announce our grant award from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the nonprofit arts and culture sector.

“NYSCA has long been a reliable funding partner to CMoG, and since 2019 alone has granted more than $180,000 in cumulative support. We are tremendously grateful for their substantial investments that further our mission of inspiring people to see glass in a new light." Karol Wight, Museum President and Executive Director

Tis the season to bring out your dressiest Pyrex! Throwback to this iconic "Dressy Pyrex" ad from 1977. 💥 What's your go...
12/19/2023

Tis the season to bring out your dressiest Pyrex! Throwback to this iconic "Dressy Pyrex" ad from 1977. 💥 What's your go-to Pyrex to dress up your holiday meals? 🍲

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The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass Spring class registration and Summer class applications are now OPEN. 🔥 Check ...
12/15/2023

The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass Spring class registration and Summer class applications are now OPEN. 🔥 Check out the class list for Spring & Summer here: https://bit.ly/3IFt785

Spring class registration is on a first-come first-served basis. If a class is full, we encourage you to register to join the waiting list. As space opens, we will contact you.

Summer one- and two-week intensive classes are filled by an application process.

Ross Delano is a local glassmaker with a big personality: warm, friendly, funny, and supremely skilled when it comes to ...
12/13/2023

Ross Delano is a local glassmaker with a big personality: warm, friendly, funny, and supremely skilled when it comes to designing and working with glass. In this week's blog, find out more about Ross' latest project: a commission for The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, a living monument to the story of the American people.

Ross A. Delano is a local glassmaker with a big personality: warm, friendly, funny, and supremely skilled when it comes to designing and working with glass. Visitors to the Museum and Studio studen...

Hey artists and designers: what boundaries did you push in glass this year? Whether it was conceptual, technical, or a n...
12/12/2023

Hey artists and designers: what boundaries did you push in glass this year? Whether it was conceptual, technical, or a new line altogether, we want to see it! Submit to New Glass Review 44 by January 3 and show us how you're bringing glass to new heights.

Submit at the link in our bio!

_JG_5121, Sandra Furman (maker); Eduardo Laborato (designer). Photo: Julia Gutiérrez. New Glass Review 43.

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian brought a contemporary approach to the historic Persian traditions of ayeneh kari, or mir...
12/11/2023

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian brought a contemporary approach to the historic Persian traditions of ayeneh kari, or mirror work, and reverse-painted glass. Reflection Five demonstrates this innovative artist’s interest in Islamic geometry and its infinite possibilities of patterning and iteration. Comprised of five geometric elements—four squares and one diamond—the piece can be arranged in a variety of compositions. Each element is made of hundreds of pyramids of mirrored glass which shimmer and shift as a viewer moves past the work, demonstrating the artist’s interest in mutability and change.

Have you ever dreamed of adventure, of charting your own course, of unearthing artifacts? If you remember Choose Your Ow...
12/07/2023

Have you ever dreamed of adventure, of charting your own course, of unearthing artifacts? If you remember Choose Your Own Adventure books, then this blog post is for you!

Learn more about how the Museum's Digital Media team created a digital interactive game to help guide visitors through this year's special exhibition, Dig Deeper. You too can become a virtual archeologist and join the adventure!

Have you ever dreamed of adventure, of charting your own course, of unearthing artifacts? If you grew up in the 80s, you might remember Choose Your Own Adventure books. The series was wildly succes…

While at Steuben, Carder developed over 100 new colors of glass, the recipes for which were often written in a code with...
12/06/2023

While at Steuben, Carder developed over 100 new colors of glass, the recipes for which were often written in a code with numbers referring to specific ingredients. Carder’s colors were so well known that many of Corning’s streets bear their names, like Tyrian Lane!

Tyrian is an opaque glass that varies in color depending on heat exposure: the longer the glass is reheated and reworked, the darker the color becomes.

Tyrian glass disk, Frederick Carder (designer), United States, NY, Corning, about 1916. Tyrian glass; blown and iridized, with applied decoration. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gillet Welles, Sr. 68.4.633.

12/05/2023

The smiles say it all. Sam Mayer and his JR Motorsports team love their Corning Museum of Glass trophy! 😁😁😁

Stop by the museum today and see even more of their AMAZING creations!

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This season's Holiday Open House was 👍❄️🎄 Thank you to all who joined! We are also thrilled to share that all money rais...
12/05/2023

This season's Holiday Open House was 👍❄️🎄 Thank you to all who joined! We are also thrilled to share that all money raised from the glass sale will support The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass Scholarship and Residency program!

12/01/2023
11/30/2023

Got someone hard to shop for on your list? Give the gift of a CMoG membership! Membership is a year-long experience of free admission at CMoG and amazing unique events and exhibitions.

And at the Donor level ($135), you unlock free admission for your guests + free admission at thousands of other museums around the country. Join online at https://bit.ly/4153THW

Show us what the next chapter of glass history looks like when you submit your work to New Glass Review 44! A panel of c...
11/29/2023

Show us what the next chapter of glass history looks like when you submit your work to New Glass Review 44! A panel of curators will select 100 works in glass for this exhibition-in-print—and we want your work to be part of the conversation. Submit at the link in our bio by January 3.

Sweet Melancholy, Ellen van Dijk. New Glass Review 43.

There are still plenty of glass-making project openings for this weekend's Holiday Open House! See below our open availa...
11/29/2023

There are still plenty of glass-making project openings for this weekend's Holiday Open House! See below our open availability and register with the link below. We can't wait to see everyone!

❄️ Flameworking Icicles (10 yrs or older): Availability on Saturday, Dec 2 & Sunday, Dec 3

🎁 Fused Ornaments (4 yrs or older): Availability on Sunday, Dec 3

☃️ Sandblasting (All ages): Availability on Saturday, Dec 2 & Sunday, Dec 3

Register here: https://bit.ly/3T2JrWv

The Museum will be closed tomorrow, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We'll see you back for more holiday fun soon!
11/22/2023

The Museum will be closed tomorrow, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We'll see you back for more holiday fun soon!

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