在康宁玻璃博物馆执行总裁Karol Wright的陪同下，首先参观了备受瞩目的博物馆新翼——当代艺术与设计新馆。2015年3月，当代艺术与设计新馆正式揭幕，新馆由白、黑两幢建筑组成，包括26000平方英尺的作品展示空间以及可容纳500人同时观看热玻璃表演的新热玻璃表演剧场。康宁玻璃博物馆邀请了著名建筑师Thomas Phifer操刀新馆设计工作，Phifer决心充分利用自然光的效果，捕捉玻璃与日光之间的奇妙游戏效果。建筑师也认为，新的展示场所并不应当在建筑角度上有所张扬，大声喧哗，而是应该呈现一个美好安静的舞台，全新全意为其中的玻璃展品服务。辅以创新的设计理念、先进的高科技手段，新馆内的当代玻璃艺术品与设计品熠熠生辉，使观众获得了非同一般的美学享受和视觉体验。参观结束后，上海玻璃博物馆执行总裁张琳又向康宁玻璃博物馆管理层介绍近年来博物馆发展情况和规划，获得了一致称赞和好评。
The Visit to Corning Museum of Glass
November 23, 2015
Mr. Zhang Lin, the President of Shanghai Glass Museum, was invited to visit Corning Museum of Glass in US on November 23, 2015 (American Local Time)
Accompanied by Karol Wright, the Executive President from Corning Museum of Glass, he first paid a visit to the high-profile new wing of the museum, namely Contemporary Art and Design House. The House was built in March 2015, consisting of the white building and the black one. The House has a display space with 26000 square feet and a new hot glass theater that can accommodate 500 people to watch hot glass show. The Museum invited the famous architect Thomas Phifer to design the House. Philfer determined to make full use of natural light effects, capturing the wonderful game effect between glass and sunshine. He also believed that the exhibition space should present a quiet and beautiful stage, instead of a loud and noisy place from the perspective of architectural perspective, serving the glass exhibits with a full heart. Innovative design concepts and advanced high-tech technology make the glass art works and designed products sparkling and shining, offering wonderful aesthetic enjoyment and visual experience for audience. After the tour, Mr. Zhang introduced the latest five-year development and the planning of the museum to the management of Corning Museum of Glass, which received a unanimous praise.
Since the establishment of Shanghai Museum of Glass, the President, Mr. Zhang Lin has visited to Corning Museum of Glass for 7 or 8 times so far, learning advanced experiences and innovation. We have reasons to believe that the two museums will have more in-depth cooperation and contact in the future. The two museums both are pursuing perfection, trying to publicize the art, knowledge and culture of glass to a wider area.