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Glass remains at the heart of our work, but the health and well-being of our donors, visitors, volunteers, and staff—including our extended family of artists and instructors—are our top priority. The Corning Museum of Glass is still here and committed to inspiring people to see glass in a new light! We hope you will visit and remain connected during this time.  

If you are able, consider being a part of something extraordinary by rallying behind us and supporting our mission. A gift today means The Corning Museum of Glass will be here for you now and in the future! 

What does your donation support?

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Museum Programs, Collections, and Exhibitions

Glass is among the world’s most versatile and impactful materials. We tell its story through the lens of art, history, culture, technology, science, craft and design. Now more than ever, these stories remind us of our human condition, our capacity to create, innovate, and problem solve. In times of stress, museums are places to find meaning, respite, and solace.

Your gift to Museum Programs, Collections, and Exhibitions ensures our work reaches communities around the globe, making it possible for more than 450,000 visitors a year, near and far, both in person and online, to expand their understanding of how we draw inspiration from glass through the ages.

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The Studio

From its beginning in 1996, The Studio has demonstrated its influence as a laboratory and catalyst for creativity and innovation in glass. Its impact is drawn from the extraordinary sense of community that it has created and tirelessly nurtures among artists, students, and scholars from throughout the world. Indeed, many turn to The Studio to push the boundaries for how contemporary art in glass is conceived and produced.

The Studio offers a wide array of classes for a variety of skill levels and techniques, artist residencies, rentals, and numerous special programs that reach special audiences such as underserved youth, veterans, and seniors. Without the equipment, expertise, and access, working in glass would be out of reach for most students, artists, and hobbyists.

Your gift to The Studio ensures we can offer specialized programs to the more than 65,000 visitors, students, and artists who work glass at The Studio each year.

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The Rakow Research Library

Glass is a subject ripe for exploration by scholars, artists, scientists, historians and others. Every day, physical and virtual visitors to the Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library discover more about this fascinating material through the Library’s unparalleled collection on the art, science, and history of glass and glassmaking.

Whether answering questions online or assisting researchers and other Museum visitors in our Library, the Rakow staff helps anybody interested in learning more about glass. The Library continually adds to its holdings and is committed to preserving its rare books, archives, manuscripts, and works of art on paper for generations to come.

Your gift to the Rakow Library ensures that it continues its vital work to collect and share the very human stories of creativity, adversity, and innovation behind historic and contemporary glass objects.


The Corning Museum of Glass is a public charity recognized as tax-exempt by the by the Internal Revenue Service under Code Section 501(c)(3). EIN 16-0764349 NY Charities Reg. # 143553. Gifts made at this time will be acknowledged by email, as we are currently unable to mail hard copy acknowledgment letters. Our Advancement team remains available to answer any questions at [email protected]. We are honored by and most grateful for your support of the Museum during these unprecedented times.

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