Contemporary Art + Design Wing

Designed by architect Thomas Phifer and Partners, the 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing includes a 26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery, the largest space anywhere dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art in glass. Adjacent to this gallery is a renovated historic glass factory ventilator building that contains one of the world’s largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions, with auditorium-style seating for 500.

The $64 million project—fully funded before groundbreaking by major benefactor Corning Incorporated—opened to the public on March 20, 2015.

The Contemporary Art + Design Wing links three generations of glass architecture spanning 60 years. The 10-acre Museum campus currently features a collection of buildings designed by Harrison & Abramovitz (1951), Gunnar Birkerts (1980), Smith-Miller + Hawkinson (2001), Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (2001), and Thomas Phifer and Partners (2015).

Contemporary Glass Galleries

Explore 26,000-square-feet of contemporary glass art.

Environmental Design Elements

Experience contemporary glass in a state-of-the-art, energy smart building. 

Design Team

The team who brought the Contemporary Art + Design Wing to life. 

more for mobile

Bring your smartphone or tablet & headphones to the Museum, connect to Free WiFi and explore contemporary glass on GlassApp.

Look for this sign to Recharge your mobile device at one of the 40+ Free Power Stations located throughout the Museum campus.