Corning Museum of Glass makes glass even more accessible

On 19 May, the Corning Museum of Glass opens it summer exhibition, Making Ideas: Experiments in Design at GlassLab, which showcases the Museum’s signature design programme, GlassLab, in which designers are invited to work with hot glass.

The Corning Museum of Glass is offering a number of activities this summer to increase access to watching glass artists and designers at work.
On 19 May, the Museum opens it summer exhibition, Making Ideas: Experiments in Design at GlassLab, which showcases the Museum’s signature design programme, GlassLab, in which designers are invited to work with hot glass. As a complement to the exhibition, designers will work with the Museum’s artist-glassblowers in live design “performances” at the Museum each week.  In addition, the Museum will take GlassLab on the road, providing GlassLab sessions at Governors Island in New York City, on Nantucket Island, and at the Glass Art Society Conference in Toledo, Ohio.
Each week this summer, the Museum will also provide free lectures by artists teaching at the Museum’s glassmaking school and creative centre, The Studio. For those unable to get to Corning, The Studio will live stream, free, demos by teachers such as Davide Salvadore, Gianni Toso and more.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass movement, the Museum is featuring exhibitions about the works and lives of Harvey K. Littleton, Dominick Labino and Erwin Eisch. A Meet the Artist lecture by studio glass pioneer and historian Fritz Dreisbach will be live streamed on 7 June.
A full schedule of events can be found at www.cmog.org.