Welcoming Virgil Ortiz to Corning

The Rockwell Museum and The Corning Museum of glass are thrilled to welcome internationally-renowned ceramicists, fashion designer and graphic artist, Virgil Ortiz for an interactive, week-long exploration of a material new to him — glass!

From October 19 through 25, 2015, both museums will host a series of events showcasing Ortiz’s artistic process. Hear him speak about his creative vision as he experiments with glass for the first time. We look forward to seeing you at the daily demonstrations and at the scheduled events. Please hold the following dates on your calendar and look for additional information and individual invitations.

3 Unique Ways to Witness Artist Virgil Ortiz in Corning!

08122-7500_0_webPublic Glassblowing Demonstrations with Guest Artist, Virgil Ortiz

October 19 – October 24, 2015 | 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
At The Corning Museum of Glass, Amphitheater Hot Shop

Daily visitors will find Ortiz working with the Hot Glass Demo Team at The Corning Museum of Glass Amphitheater Hot Shop of The Corning Museum of Glass. Each day, the team will experiment with new ideas in glass, furthering Ortiz’s well-known Pueblo Revolt series. Regular museum admission rates apply – no reservations required.

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Ortiz_webA Conversation/Reception with Virgil Ortiz and Eric Meek

Wednesday, October 21 
5:30 p.m. | View artwork by Virgil Ortiz
6:00 p.m. | Conversation
6:45 – 7:30 p.m. | Reception

At The Rockwell Museum
Rockwell Museum Members: Free, Non-Rockwell Members: $10.00, Students $5.00

Moderator Rob Cassetti will lead a panel discussion with Eric Meek, manager of hot glass programs at The Corning Museum of Glass, and Virgil Ortiz about their artistic collaboration. Program attendees will have a chance to see The Rockwell’s latest acquisition of Ortiz ceramics, as well as special exhibition of ceramic pieces that will be on view throughout the residency. Reservations required.

Space is limited, reserve today

Tasty breakfast:coffee with croissants and jam on wooden backgroAnneal Reveal Brunch

October 25, 2015 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
At The Corning Museum of Glass, Amphitheater Hot Shop

Bid Virgil Ortiz farewell at a private brunch held at the Corning Museum of Glass in the Amphitheater. Ticket-holders will view the array of glass works created throughout the week, and hear from Charles King, author of Virgil Ortiz – Revolt 1680/2180, while enjoying a light brunch. Cost is $25 per person.

advance reservations required

About Virgil Ortiz 

Hailing from Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, Ortiz strives to use art to blend historic events with futuristic elements, creating provocative and edgy designs and igniting contemporary interest in the stories of his Pueblo culture.

Ortiz’s works in clay are exhibited in institutions around the world, from the National Museum of the American Indian in New York to Foundation Cartier in Paris. This partnership with The Rockwell Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass marks the latest in a series of collaborative projects for Ortiz, most famously with fashion mogul Donna Karan to develop his own clothing line. 

“I am excited to come to Corning to explore the aesthetic potential of glass to express my ideas in different ways than I can with ceramics,” said Ortiz. “The versatility of the material intrigues me, and I look forward to seeing how it enhances the way I tell stories through my work.”



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