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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March 10, 2020 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Arts in Education: A Matrix of Possibilities for Human Creativity James Haywood Rolling, Jr. is the current President-Elect of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and Chair of the new NAEA Equity, Diversity& Inclusion Commission. He was inducted as part of the 2017 class of NAEA...

New Light on Tiffany book cover
March 19, 2020 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls Bring your lunch to this free book discussion program hosted by the Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass.

Behind the Glass: April
April 9, 2020 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Behind the Glass lectures take place the second Thursday of the month. Check back soon to find out who April's Behind the Glass speaker will be. ABOUT BEHIND THE GLASS Behind the Glass lectures take place the second Thursday of the month. These events include the Museum’s popular Meet the Artist...

Under the Blue Blue Sky by Shelley Muzylowski Allen
June 2, 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 Shelley...

Nanny by Joseph Cavalieri
June 9, 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 Ed Branson, ...

Collection of Floral Disk Beads by Kristina Logan, photo by Dean Powell
June 16, 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 Ross Delano,...

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June 23, 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 Emilio Santini,...

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June 30, 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 Katharine...

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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,...