The Corning Museum of Glass has made five acquisitions of recent works by artists Roni Horn, Klaus Moje, Ayala Serfaty, Jeroen Verhoeven and Fred Wilson, expanding its collection contemporary art and design. The museum is due to put the works on display in its new $64m wing, which is due to open in 20 March.
The museum in Corning, New York, is the world’s largest collection of glass objects, spanning 3,500 years. The museum’s chief benefactor is the company Corning Inc., which makes glass for industrial and scientific use but is known popularly for its products such as CorningWare, Pyrex and Steuben.
The museum plans to announce soon the first artist in a new programme to commission and show contemporary works.
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