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CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS NEW CONTEMPORARY ART + DESIGN WING

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 22, 2015

Corning Museum of Glass New Contemporary Art + Design Wing

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The new gallery building is an environmentally sensitive and architecturally distinctive structure

Now Open!

Designed by architect Thomas Phifer and Partners, the 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing includes a new 26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery building, the largest space anywhere dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art in glass. Adjacent to this new gallery is a renovated historic glass factory ventilator building that contains one of the world’s largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions, with 500 seats.
The new wing links three generations of glass architecture spanning 60 years. The ten-acre campus currently features a collection of buildings designed by Harrison & Abramowitz (1951), Gunnar Birkerts (1980), Smith-Miller + Hawkinson (2001), and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (2001).
The $64 million project—fully funded before groundbreaking by major benefactor Corning Incorporated—opened to the public on March 20, 2015. http://www.cmog.org/expansion

In Black and White Collecting Contemporary glass by Tina Oldknow

In Black and White Collecting Contemporary glass by Tina Oldknow with a forward by Karol Wight

In Black and White Collecting Contemporary glass by Tina Oldknow with a forward by Karol Wight

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