18 June 2010

Founding Director of Corning Museum of Glass Dies at 83

Thomas S. Buechner, who was the founding director of the Corning Museum of Glass and was the director of the Brooklyn Museum in the 1960's, died on Sunday at his home in Corning, NY. He was 83.
Mr Buechner, a painter and illustrator, served for 10 years as the director of the Corning Museum of Glass before becoming director of the Brooklyn Museum in 1960. At 33, he was one of the youngest museum directors in the United States. He recently had a retrospective of his artwork exhibited at Alexandria's Principle Gallery.

Click HERE to jump to the NY Times obit on Thomas Buechner.


Fort Worth Auto Glass Repair said...

I think that they are very old so he died. May god gave his body a proper soul.

Chip Montague said...

WTF... 1.)83 is no so very old anymore.
2). I am sure he already had a "proper" soul.

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