Corning Museum of Glass appoints new curator

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The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) today announced the appointment of Susie J. Silbert as curator of modern and contemporary glass.

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Corning Museum of Glass appoints new curator
An independent curator, writer, and historian, Silbert has developed an encyclopedic knowledge of glass, and strong connections to people in the field. In her new role, Silbert will be responsible for the acquisition, exhibition, cataloguing, and research of the Museum’s modern and contemporary collection, a period ranging from 1900 to the present day. She will also oversee the programming of the 26,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Galleries, part of a 100,000-square-foot addition which opened in March 2015. Silbert will join the Museum on April 18.
Silbert fills the position following the retirement of Tina Oldknow, who was curator from 2000-2015.The modern and contemporary glass collection contains close to 18,000 objects, and expands annually through gifts and acquisitions.
“I am looking forward to welcoming Susie to fill this important curatorial position,” said Karol Wight, president and executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass. “The opening of the Contemporary Wing has brought in new audiences who have come to appreciate contemporary art in glass. Susie has the perfect background to step into this position since she has artistic training as well as a strong approach to contemporary art, theory, and criticism combined with a deep knowledge of glass from all periods.”
With a background in craft, design, and glassmaking, Silbert has a passion for interpreting the built world. In her current role as an independent curator, Silbert has partnered with...
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