CORNING, NY.- The Corning Museum of Glass has appointed Florian Knothe as its new curator of European glass. Knothe, who comes to the Corning Museum from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is responsible for curating current and changing exhibitions, conducting research, and managing acquisitions for the Museum’s extensive European glass collection.
“Florian brings to The Corning Museum of Glass an extensive knowledge of European sculpture, furniture, and the decorative arts from the Renaissance to the 19th century. This knowledge will enable him to interpret the Museum’s outstanding collection of European glass in the broader context of the decorative arts of Europe,” said Dr. David Whitehouse, executive director of the Museum.
At the Metropolitan Museum’s Department for European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Knothe held consecutive research fellowships and served as research associate, working on exhibits such as Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor (2007/2008) and Art of the Royal Court: Treasures in Pietre Dure from the Palaces of Europe (2008). He has also contributed to the publication French Art of the 18th Century at The Huntington (2008) and exhibition catalogues on European Baroque art, as well as published articles on French furniture and tapestry. He has lectured on 17th and 18th-century decorative arts at Oberlin College, Ohio, and at Manhattan College and Bard Graduate Center, New York.