With opening night on May 11, from 8 p.m. to 11.30 p.m., New Glass Now is a highly anticipated exhibition 60 years in the making. The third exhibition in a series starting in 1959, New Glass Now was curated from an open call for submissions by a team led by Susie J. Silbert, curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. This groundbreaking exhibit surveys the landscape of contemporary glass and features works by 100 living artists working in glass today.

New Glass Now is an exhibit of innovation. It highlights the recent work of 100 artists in more than 25 countries, including the well-known artistry of Kosta Boda designers in Sweden as well as others from Sweden’s “glass country” and Denmark and Finland. The selected artworks demonstrate the diversity of their makers, ranging from timely political commentary and investigations of the materiality of glass to explorations at the intersection of high-technology and the hand. The show includes artists at every point in their career, from recent graduates to established artists, representing nearly every glass working technique.

On opening night, on May 11 from 8 p.m., mingle with the artists and experience The Corning Museum of Glass with new energy while enjoying food, drinks, live music and demonstrations.

The exhibit is on view through January 5, 2020. For more info, see www.cmog.org, call 607.937.5371 or, on Facebook, see www.facebook.com/pg/corningmuseumofglass