Corning Museum of Glass seeks donations to create StudioNEXT
The US-based Corning Museum of Glass has launched a campaign to transform The Studio into the world’s foremost centre for glass artistry and innovation. This StudioNEXT will more than double The Studio’s footprint.
The transformational programme of StudioNEXT will:
- offer more artist residencies of longer duration each year in a dedicated residency centre
- grow the Make Your Own Glass programme, so more than 100,000 visitors a year can get hooked on glass
- introduce The Glassmaking Institute, described as a first-of-its-kind immersive two-year professional programme
- build North America’s first large-scale kiln casting centre, enabling artists, architects and designers to create larger sculptural works in Corning.
Join the Team Challenge
To support The Studio’s expansion, five champions of glass stepped up to raise funds in support of their favourite part of the Studio expansion. Together with artists, families, friends, and Museum members, they aim to raise the final $9 million needed to complete the project and to shape the future of glass art.
The Team Challenge runs until the end of the year and offers many exciting opportunities for participation.
Each team captain has a fundraising goal of $20,000 and the goal is to raise $100,000 by 31 December 2022.
Find out more and donate via this link.
Image: Team captains (left to right) Carissa Schlesinger, Richard Whiteley, Kristina Logan, Bill Gudenrath and Harry Seaman.