Miya Ando in New Glass Now: Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama, Japan
In April 2021, the Toyama Glass Art Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass (USA), one of the world’s largest glass collections, signed an agreement to cooperate on cultural projects, beginning with this joint presentation of the exhibition New Glass Now.
Since 1959, when The Corning Museum of Glass opened the exhibition Glass 1959, it has promoted an understanding of trends in contemporary glass through initiatives ranging from the 1979 exhibition New Glass: A Worldwide Survey, to publication of the New Glass Review, and ongoing support for glass artists. At the same time, the Museum has acquired a superb and extensive collection of contemporary glass.
This 2022 exhibition will present, on special loan, works by more than fifty artists and collectives that were exhibited in The Corning Museum New Glass Now show in 2019 and subsequently added to its collection. These works, gathered from around the world through open submission and subjected to a rigorous selection process, offer new types of expression drawn from the features of glass as a material, and the diverse endeavors of artists addressing themes that encompass the conditions and challenges we face today. Don’t miss this very special opportunity to view a variety of works that brilliantly capture the state of contemporary glass today.
The exhibition New Glass Now premiered at The Corning Museum of Glass in 2019, a global survey designed to show the breadth and depth of contemporary glassmaking, selected from submissions from more than 1,400 artists and designers from 52 countries. The third in a series of exhibitions presented by The Corning Museum of Glass dating to 1959, and employing a democratic curatorial methodology curated from an open call for submissions by an international panel. In October 2021, New Glass Now was presented by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.