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New 100,000 Square Foot Wing of Corning Museum Dedicated to Contemporary Glass Art Opens March 20

Corning, NY, USA — Designed by architect Thomas Phifer and Partners, the 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing at the Corning Museum of Glass will include a new 26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery building, the largest space anywhere dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art in glass. Adjacent to this new gallery is a renovated historic glass factory ventilator building that will contain one of the world’s largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions, with 500 seats.

The new wing links three generations of glass architecture spanning 60 years. The ten-acre campus currently features a collection of buildings designed by Harrison & Abramowitz (1951), Gunnar Birkerts (1980), Smith-Miller + Hawkinson (2001), and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (2001).

The $64 million project—fully funded before groundbreaking by major benefactor Corning Incorporated—will open to the public on March 20, 2015.

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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