The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) is home to the world’s most important collection of glass, including the finest examples of glassmaking spanning 3,500 years. It is the most visited art museum in New York State, outside of Manhattan, and a major driver of the Upstate New York tourism economy.
CMoG has become one of the most transformative brands in the American cultural landscape.
2013 was a prolific year. The Museum’s domestic and international growth was boosted with the Glass Lab in Paris; the Apollo Award for the most noteworthy museum acquisition (the rare and beautiful portrait inlay of Pharaoh Akhenaten); the Museum’s popular social media channel; a new science curator; and a $1.5 million grant from New York State to fund the creation of a new international motor coach entrance where 40% of the annual 400,000 visitors are welcomed each year.
The Museum’s world-changing innovations in 2013 prepared the stage for a crowning achievement in 2014.
The centerpiece of 2014 is the much anticipated opening of the North Wing. The $64 million, 100,000 square foot addition, scheduled to open in December, has been managed by Marie McKee, an accomplished business leader whose expertise has fostered the transformation of CMoG.
Strategic vision and innovative leadership warrant Corning Museum of Glass a key position in the 2014 BRANDS TO WATCH 2014 list.
Senior Manager, Communications
The Corning Museum of Glass
One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830
Tel: 800.732.6845 or 607.937.5371