Past Exhibitions

There are several special exhibitions offered at the Museum and the Rakow Research Library each year, from shows focused on specific artists to major exhibitions on important topics in glass and glass history.

Transparent: voting in America

August 26, 2020 – January 17, 2021
West Bridge
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Transparent: voting in America explores issues surrounding a core value of democracy: that the voting process is fair and open to scrutiny. These concepts are conveyed in the exhibition through a series of historical cartoons in which the idea of election transparency is represented by a transparent glass ballot box circa 1884, also on view at the Museum.

Blown Away: Glassblowing Comes to Netflix

May 23, 2019 – July 1, 2020
Amphitheater Hot Shop
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Located in the Amphitheater Hot Shop, Blown Away: Glassblowing Comes to Netflix tells the story of how the Museum found its way into the global spotlight.

New Glass Now | Context

May 12, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Rakow Research Library
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New Glass Now | Context provides a glimpse of the history behind our current exhibition, New Glass Now by exploring the Museum’s Glass 1959 and New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979) exhibitions and the 40-year run of the contemporary glass journal New Glass Review

Journey to the Moon: How Glass Got Us There

June 29, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Innovation Center
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When you think about the lunar landing, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t glass. But 50 years ago, the humble material of glass played an integral role in making an epic journey to the moon possible.

New Glass Now

May 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Contemporary Art + Design Galleries
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New Glass Now documents the innovation and dexterity of artists, designers, and architects around the world working in the challenging material of glass.

 

Glass Innovation in Automotive Design

December 6, 2018 – November 13, 2019
West Bridge
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Parked at The Corning Museum of Glass, this concept car shows how glass can shape the design and function of automobiles, inside and out.