The Studio expansion will transform The Corning Museum of Glass into the most comprehensive, accessible, and technologically advanced center for glass artistry and artistic innovation.
Once complete, StudioNEXT will meet the increased demand and recast the trajectory of art in glass in the process. Building on The Studio’s legacy as an intersection of artists, connoisseurs, students, resources, and researchers, StudioNEXT will provide more technology, more community, and more opportunities to innovate.
Here’s what to expect from the expansion:
- More than double the space, from 24,000 to 60,000 sq. ft.
- The first large-scale kiln casting facility in North America, featuring 6 large kilns, a 500-pound gravity-feed casting furnace, mold-making and cold working rooms, and a 1,000-pound overhead crane system
- The chance for aspiring artists to advance their skills through the Glassmaking Institute, a two-year intensive training program
- Expanded programs to help young people and other individuals overcome social, financial, and academic barriers to art
- Double the capacity of the Make Your Own Glass workshop, creating more keystone experiences among visitors
- New partnerships that will create more opportunities for diverse voices in glass
- An expanded Artists-in-Residence program, increasing the number of residencies per year and offering variations in residency duration
- Additional leading-edge glassmaking technologies, including CNC machines, 3D printers, neon-making facilities, a wood shop, and a metal shop
CMoG has already achieved more than 80% of their goal in public, private, and in-kind commitments.
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