Harry Allen by Stefan Hengst
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 creations for the brand. Following a reintroduction of the brand under the stewardship of The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG), select Steuben classics are being reintroduced, and new products are being developed, some with contemporary designers, among the first of which is New York-based designer, Harry Allen.
Since the 1930s, celebrated artists and designers, from Georgia O’Keeffe, and Salvador Dalí to Kiki Smith and Michele Oka Doner have collaborated on new Steuben designs. Allen, whose work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn, Denver, and Philadelphia museums of art, and CMoG, designed his first Steuben piece in 2011—a realistic-looking glass piggy bank. Read more →
What’s the oldest piece of glass in your collection? How did you become a curator? How does glass get its color? Ask us anything! The Corning Museum of Glass is joining more than 1,000 museums around the world for #AskACurator Day on Twitter on Wednesday, September 14.
Ask the curators questions about their jobs, our collections, exhibitions, or anything else about the Museum during this live Twitter Q&A. Tweet your questions to @corningmuseum using the hashtag #AskACurator. Meet the curatorial team who will be answering your questions: Read more →
Marvin Bolt, the Museum’s curator of science and technology, traveled to Europe last fall to research some of the world’s oldest telescopes. Read along to hear about his adventures and discoveries.
Visitors from Europe and England often plan to travel between North American cities without realizing the vast distances typically involved. Thinking about those visitors, I had planned to drive from London to Sunderland, home of the National Glass Centre, thinking, how big can England be? Well, much bigger and, more to the point, much slower via car than I had thought. Hopping on a train, instead, I made my way north to the resort town. Read more →
A beautiful sunny day in the Southern Tier marked the beginning of the Labor Day weekend and glass artist Catherine Labonté was visiting The Corning Museum of Glass for Adopt-a-Glass Pet Day. As the crowds bustled in, the distinctive sound of Catherine’s handheld Dremel was heard above all else, as she personalized each glass animal with its new adopted name engraved into its side.
Here are a few of the adopters with their new glass pets! Read more →