Corning, New York, is going to be the site of the world’s largest space dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art glass, or “contemporary art in glass” as they like to call it. The Corning Museum of Glass has unveiled plans to expand their museum with a 100,000-square-foot expansion designed by architect Thomas Phifer and Partners, the team who completed the award-winning North Carolina Museum of Art that was described by one architectural writer as a “museum building that strives to nearly disappear.”
The $64 million project is scheduled to open in 2014 and will be fully funded by the Corning Incorporated, which is a leading American manufacturer of glass, ceramics and related materials. The Associated Press reports that the museum attracts 400,000 visitors a year. The Corning Museum of Glass is best known for its substantial collection of historic glass objects starting from the ancient period and continuing until today. Notably, the institution has the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of paperweights, though there is no word on what museum can boast to having the second largest such collection.
The new North Wing design creates 26,000-square-feet of gallery space for large-scale contemporary works of art and design in glass and it will have a new temporary exhibition gallery devoted to contemporary art and design.
“Contemporary glass loves light, especially natural light, and space,” said Tina Oldknow, the Museum’s curator of modern glass. “The new daylighting system represents a dramatic change in how contemporary works in glass are viewed, and the Museum’s monumental sculptures will have an exhibition space appropriate to their size. This is the first large-scale presentation of contemporary glass that takes advantage of natural light.”
The expansion will include renovations to the existing ventilator building, which is adjacent to the Museum, and provide a larger, more accesible new glassmaking space.
Ceramic fried eggs, critiques of real estate, and a whole booth dedicated to female-identifying saints caught my eye at Untitled, NADA, and Art Miami.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office recovered 23 looted objects from Shelby White’s home over the last year and a half.
The award-winning Canadian artist explores notions of power through the imagery of science fiction in portraits, sculpture, and objects.
An egregious “anti-woke” billboard erected in Los Angeles attempts to sow division among Latino/a/x communities.
This week, missed signs of previous life on Mars, the appeal of forged art, and why are blue whales singing in lower octaves?
This affordable, interdisciplinary program with excellent facilities and private studios offers in-person instruction for 2023.
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed forcefully posits multiple parallels between the world Nan Goldin grew up in and the one she fights in today.
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very Los Angeles art events this month, including Bob Thompson, Aimee Goguen, Uta Barth, the Transcendental Painting Group, and more.
The latest episode of this documentary series on PBS explores the meaning of home through handmade objects, hand built homes, and the artists who create them.
There is the singular artist and then there is the more exclusive club that has only one member. Harvey belongs to the latter.
The artists say the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma must sever ties with Poju Zabludowicz, whose wealth comes in part from Israeli defense contracting.
Rhode Island School of Design opens registration for its residential summer Pre-College program and year-round online intensive Advanced Program Online.
Vanessa Albury, whose eco-friendly ceramic sculptures help revive filter-feeder populations, is raising funds to complete her first film about the project.
An archeological exploration of the amphitheater’s sewers and water systems uncovered remnants of meat, vegetables, olives, nuts, and yes, pizza.