September 20, 2017

Pushing Creative Limits with Glass

This summer, I had the chance to visit what is now one of my all-time favorite museums, The Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, New York, a museum with  an interesting history. It was established it 1951, then twenty years later. the building and most of its prized artwork was seriously damaged by flooding in June 1972, caused by Hurricane Agnes.  Each piece of glass required meticulous cleaning and restoration — and the museum re-opened, amazingly, two months later.  In 2001, a huge renovation added 18,000 square feet to the property, creating the Contemporary Glass Gallery, which showcases countless pieces [...]