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Important Note

The Corning Museum of Glass is temporarily closed as we do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. All previously scheduled classes, events, and programs are cancelled until further notice.

Lectures & Seminars

Lectures & Seminars

Hear from renowned artists, historians and glass experts in our public lectures and seminars. We offer a variety of artist presentations year-round, from free public Meet the Artist lectures in the Museum's Auditorium, to more informal evening presentations by artists teaching and working at The Studio. Each year, since 1961, the Museum has offered an Annual Seminar on Glass: a multi-day event with lectures by historians and experts from around the world.

Upcoming Events

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May 28, 2020 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Cultural attractions inspire wonder and spark curiosity. We all love wandering through an airy space filled with contemporary art or visiting the marine animals at an aquarium. Even though we can’t step into their physical spaces right now, your favorite cultural attractions are working hard to let...

Under the Blue Blue Sky by Shelley Muzylowski Allen
June 2, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This event has been postponed. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates page. Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The...

Nanny by Joseph Cavalieri
June 9, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This event has been cancelled. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates page.  Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The...

Collection of Floral Disk Beads by Kristina Logan, photo by Dean Powell
June 16, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This event has been cancelled. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates page.  Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The...

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June 23, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This event has been cancelled. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates page. Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The...

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June 30, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This event has been cancelled. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates page.  Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The...

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July 7, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions. This week features Niko...

Three Candlesticks by William Gudenrath
July 14, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions. This week features Josie Gluck,...

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July 21, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions. This week features Igor Balbi and ...

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July 28, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions. This week features Cat Burns,...

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August 4, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions. This week features Chris Ahalt, Lee...

Murrine Bundles by Penelope Rakov
August 11, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions. This week features Suellen Fowler,...

Incalmo by Tomo Sakai
August 18, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions. This week features Miriam Di Fiore...

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August 25, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions. This week features Kit Paulson,...

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September 1, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions. This week features Darin Denison,...

Calendar Wheel by Susan Gott
September 8, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions. This week features Mark Ditzler,...