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Corning Museum of Glass gets $3.5 million grant

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The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) has been granted $3.5 million by New York State towards the StudioNEXT expansion project, as announced by Governor Kathy Hochul’s office on June 6.

The funding is a part of a $150 million capital projects investment aimed at New York’s art and cultural institutions, supporting the goal of providing New Yorkers of all backgrounds with access to the transformative power of art.

Set for completion by the end of 2024, the expanded Studio will become the only facility in North America capable of creating large-scale works.

The project aims to boost the economy, create jobs, and enhance community and personal health. CMoG’s President and Executive Director, Karol Wight, expressed gratitude for the state’s support and emphasized the potential economic and educational benefits of the expansion. He highlighted the project’s expected impact on job creation, tourism, and glassmaking education, and acknowledged Governor Hochul’s continuous support for arts in New York.