Recent acquisitions at The Corning Museum of Glass

  Art & culture

Works by Kristina Logan and Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors are among the highlights of recent acquisitions to the Museum’s glass collection and Rakow Library holdings.

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Corning Museum of Glass had added new items to its collection
The Corning Museum of Glass is a dynamic institution that actively collects, educates, preserves, and shares the art, history, science, and technology of glass and glassmaking. New objects are added to the Museum’s collection each year through acquisitions and donations. Recent highlighted additions to the glass collection include a contemporary bead by Kristina Logan, an innovative side table by Belgian designer Sylvain Willenz, a remarkably preserved 18thcentury cut glass chandelier with twelve arms, and a brilliant chandelier designed by Ingeborg Lundin, the first woman hired to design for Orrefors Glasbruk.
The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of materials on the art and history of glass and glassmaking. The Library collection ranges from medieval manuscripts to original works of art on paper to the latest information on techniques used by studio artists. Highlights of recent additions to the Library’s holdings include a lavish Art Deco trade catalogue produced by the DeVilbiss Company, and a glass-covered book celebrating Swedish designer Edward Hald, Modernt Svenskt Glas: Utveckling, Teknik, Form (Modern Swedish Glass: Development, Technology, Form).
Kristina Logan is one of the preeminent contemporary American glass beadmakers working today. The recently acquired Turquoise Cactus Bead displays the level of perfection that Logan has achieved in her work, balancing the symmetry of the exterior dots...

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