Answered By: Regan Brumagen Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016 Views: 11
The original CMoG building was designed by Wallace K. Harrison of Harrison & Abramowitz.
"1951: The Corning Museum of Glass opened as a non-profit educational institution, chartered by the state of New York. It was conceived by Arthur A. Houghton Jr. and the Honorable Amory Houghton as part of the Corning Glass Center, a complex which housed the museum, a Hall of Science, and also provided visitors with the opportunity to view the production of handmade crystal in the world-famous Steuben Glass factory.
The Glass Center was founded by the Board of Directors of Corning Glass Works to mark the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding. The museum was dedicated to the art, history and manufacture of all glass, and has never been a museum which featured the work of the company. The Museum's first home was a simple, elegant, rectangular building, designed by Harrison & Abramowitz. The museum had a collection of 2,000 objects and also included a research library."
Thomas S. Buechner was the first Director of the museum.
I am sending a selected bibliography of materials relating to the various CMoG buildings and architects.