Artists from Berengo Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass is dedicated to the art, history and science of glass and currently has a collection of more than 45,000 glass objects, some over 3,500 years old. This year the museum inaugurated a new wing for contemporary art and design in glass, the Contemporary Art + Design Wing. The contemporary galleries in the new wing feature more than 70 works from the Museum’s permanent collection, including recent acquisitions and large-scale works that have never before been on view.
Berengo Studio and the artists of Glasstress are well represented in this collection. The beautiful work Carroña by Javier Perez, with a crashed red chandelier and ravens, was part of Glasstress 2011 and was acquired by Corning in 2012.
Marta Klonowska, who was part of Glasstress 2011 and 2013, Maria Grazia Rosin, whose works are now shown in Glasstress 2015 and Joyce J. Scott, who was in both Glasstress 2013 and Glasstress Beirut are on exhibition. The collection also features Tire by Robert Rauschenberg, which was originally shown in Glasstress 2009.
The works are all shown in the catalogue of the exhibition “Collecting Contemporary Art” written by Tina Oldknow, senior curator of the Corning Museum from 2000 to September 2015, which is available from the museum’s website.