Sep 26, 2023
The Shops at The Corning Museum of Glass Set to Host Renowned Glassmaker Bertil Vallien in Celebration of 60 Years of the Artist’s Work
Corning, NY, September 18, 2023 – Bertil Vallien, renowned glass caster, designer, and innovator will visit The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) October 10 and 11, 2023 for a suite of special events celebrating his 60-year career and the launch of a new collection titled Passing Through—the largest offering of his iconic designs in the United States, available at CMoG’s Shops in person and online. Museum visitors are invited to watch Vallien design and create glass sculptures live in the Museum’s Amphitheater Hot Shop. Additionally, Vallien will participate in a special live and virtual Connected by Glass program. Details on the events are below and at cmog.org.
Throughout the events, guests will discover and shop one-of-a-kind work by Vallien and other emerging Kosta Boda designers. Featured designers include Lena Bergström, Simon Klenell, Mattias Stenberg,
Ellen Ehk Åkesson, Markus Åkesson, and Åsa Jungnelius.
Tuesday, October 10 | Connected by Glass Lecture
Watch and listen to Bertil Vallien discuss his career and inspiration while our talented Hot Glass Team makes some of his most famous work on the stage behind him. The event will be held live and virtually
via Zoom so remote audiences can watch and engage through the chat function. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed to attend in person; registration is required for guests who
will participate virtually.
Wednesday, October 11 | Demonstration and Livestream
Vallien will bring his sculptures to life in a livestreamed demonstration from the Museum’s Amphitheater Hot Shop. The special glass-casting demonstration includes live narration of the casting process. As a special part of this demonstration, select sculptures from these sessions will be available for sale, in addition to the works comprising Passing Through.
About The Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass is the foremost authority on the art, history, and science of glass. It is home to the world’s most important collection of glass, including the finest examples of glassmaking
spanning 3,500 years. Live glassblowing demonstrations (offered at the Museum and on the road), bring the material to life. Daily Make Your Own Glass experiences at the Museum enable visitors to create
work in a state-of-the-art glassmaking studio. The campus in Corning includes The Studio, a year-round glassmaking school, and the Rakow Research Library, with the world’s preeminent collection of materials on the art and history of glass. Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country of New York State, the Museum is open daily, year-round. Children and teens, 17 and under, receive free
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