Category: Rakow Library

Curator and scholar Crawford Alexander Mann …

Curator and scholar Crawford Alexander Mann III has been researching 19th century Venetian glass in the Rakow Library as part of the David Whitehouse Research Residency for Scholars. His work looks at Venice’s 19th century glass revival was a catalyst for achievements in painting and printmaking by authoritative American artists. Learn more about his work in an informal, lunchtime lecture today at the Rakow Library 12-1 pm.

Glassmaker and sculptor Norwood Viviano has …

Glassmaker and sculptor Norwood Viviano has been researching ephemera relating to American glass companies and towns that grew around them as part of the David Whitehouse Research Residency for Artists. Norwood will be using this research to inform a new body of his work. Hear more about this project and Norwood’s work in an informal, lunchtime lecture at the Rakow Library Thursday, May 16 12-1 pm.

On this day forty years ago, “New Glass: A W…

On this day forty years ago, “New Glass: A Worldwide Survey” opened at the Museum and brought the good word of glass around the world. In just 16 days, we look back on the legacy of two ground-breaking contemporary glass exhibitions AND showcase the best of what’s going on in glass now. Be the first to see “New Glass Now” at our premiere party on May 11! 

“New Glass: A Worldwide Survey” Exhibition, New Glass: A Worldwide Survey Records, 1976-1983, The Corning Museum of Glass Collections Management Department, CMOG RG19 S02, Box 01, Folder 19.

For the last day of National Library Week, w…

For the last day of National Library Week, we’re taking a look at “New Glass Now | Context,” opening at the Rakow Library on May 12. This exhibition explores the Museum’s dedication to contemporary glass over the past 60 years of its history. In 1975, the Museum assembled a think tank of glass artists and designers to better understand how it could support the Studio Glass movement. From this meeting, the microfiche publication “Contemporary Glass” was born in 1977. This publication evolved into “New Glass Review,” an annual exhibition in print that the Museum has published for 40 years. Witness the evolution of contemporary glass when both “New Glass Now” and “New Glass Now | Context” open on May 12.

Image: Informal Conference of Glass Artists and Personnel of Corning Glass Works, Steuben, and The Corning Museum of Glass, 1975. Courtesy of Henry Halem.

For the last day of National Library Week, w…

For the last day of National Library Week, we’re taking a look at “New Glass Now | Context,” opening at the Rakow Library on May 12. This exhibition explores the Museum’s dedication to contemporary glass over the past 60 years of its history. In 1975, the Museum assembled a think tank of glass artists and designers to better understand how it could support the Studio Glass movement. From this meeting, the microfiche publication “Contemporary Glass” was born in 1977. This publication evolved into “New Glass Review,” an annual exhibition in print that the Museum has published for 40 years. Witness the evolution of contemporary glass when both “New Glass Now” and “New Glass Now | Context” open on May 12.

Image: Informal Conference of Glass Artists and Personnel of Corning Glass Works, Steuben, and The Corning Museum of Glass, 1975. Courtesy of Henry Halem.

For National Library Week, we’re giving you a …

For National Library Week, we’re giving you a sneak peek of our next exhibition at the Rakow Library. “New Glass Now | Context” is the companion exhibition to “New Glass Now,” a survey of contemporary glass that will be on display in the Contemporary Art + Design Wing. Each of the Museum’s contemporary glass exhibitions has relied on a diverse panel of selectors who choose the objects for exhibition. How do they choose from so many objects? Find out in “New Glass Now | Context” when it opens on May 12.  

Images: “Glass 1959” guest curators (Leslie Cheek, Edgar Kaufmann, Russell Lynes, George Nakashima, and Gio Ponti) with Axel von Saldern, Curator at The Corning Museum of Glass, 1959, The Corning Museum of Glass Rights & Reproductions Collection CMGL 713976; “New Glass: A Worldwide Survey” guest curators (Franca Santi Gualteri, Russell Lynes, Dr. Werner Schmalenbach, and Paul J. Smith), New Glass: A Worldwide Survey Records, 1976–1983, The Corning Museum of Glass Collections Management Department, CMOG RG19 S02, Box 01, Folder 19; “New Glass Now” guest curators (Aric Chen, Susanne Jøker Johnsen, Beth Lipman, and Susie J. Silbert).

For National Library Week, we’re giving you a …

For National Library Week, we’re giving you a sneak peek of our next exhibition at the Rakow Library. “New Glass Now | Context” is the companion exhibition to “New Glass Now,” a survey of contemporary glass that will be on display in the Contemporary Art + Design Wing. Each of the Museum’s contemporary glass exhibitions has relied on a diverse panel of selectors who choose the objects for exhibition. How do they choose from so many objects? Find out in “New Glass Now | Context” when it opens on May 12.  

Images: “Glass 1959” guest curators (Leslie Cheek, Edgar Kaufmann, Russell Lynes, George Nakashima, and Gio Ponti) with Axel von Saldern, Curator at The Corning Museum of Glass, 1959, The Corning Museum of Glass Rights & Reproductions Collection CMGL 713976; “New Glass: A Worldwide Survey” guest curators (Franca Santi Gualteri, Russell Lynes, Dr. Werner Schmalenbach, and Paul J. Smith), New Glass: A Worldwide Survey Records, 1976–1983, The Corning Museum of Glass Collections Management Department, CMOG RG19 S02, Box 01, Folder 19; “New Glass Now” guest curators (Aric Chen, Susanne Jøker Johnsen, Beth Lipman, and Susie J. Silbert).

We’re continuing our look at our exhibition, “…

We’re continuing our look at our exhibition, “New Glass Now | Context,” at the Rakow Library for National Library Week. Before digital photography, artists and companies submitted 35mm slides of their work for consideration in “New Glass: A Worldwide Survey,” and “New Glass Review,” the Museum’s annual journal on contemporary glass. As a result, there are over 70,000 slide submissions in the Museum’s archives! These slides are invaluable in the study of the Studio Glass movement. Archives assistant Amanda Williams has been organizing and describing these slides and we’ve selected some duplicates to display in “New Glass Now | Context.” Don’t miss seeing them when this exhibition opens May 12!

We’re continuing our look at our exhibition, “…

We’re continuing our look at our exhibition, “New Glass Now | Context,” at the Rakow Library for National Library Week. Before digital photography, artists and companies submitted 35mm slides of their work for consideration in “New Glass: A Worldwide Survey,” and “New Glass Review,” the Museum’s annual journal on contemporary glass. As a result, there are over 70,000 slide submissions in the Museum’s archives! These slides are invaluable in the study of the Studio Glass movement. Archives assistant Amanda Williams has been organizing and describing these slides and we’ve selected some duplicates to display in “New Glass Now | Context.” Don’t miss seeing them when this exhibition opens May 12!

We’re continuing our behind-the-scenes look …

We’re continuing our behind-the-scenes look at our exhibition, “New Glass Now | Context,” opening May 12 at the Rakow Library. This complementary exhibition to “New Glass Now” showcases the Museum’s two previous surveys of contemporary glass, “Glass 1959” and “New Glass: A Worldwide Survey.” The Museum acquired several pieces from these exhibitions for its permanent collection, including these two pieces that will be on view in “New Glass Now | Context.” Can you guess which piece came from the 1959 show and which is from the 1979 show?