Annual Seminar on Glass

Annual Seminar on Glass

58th Annual Seminar on Glass
October 18 and 19, 2019

In conjunction with the exhibition New Glass Now, the 58th annual Seminar on glass will focus on the past, present, and future of contemporary glass.

For 60 years New Glass has added to the capacity and capabilities of the field through the foundational exhibitions Glass 1959 and New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979) as well as the annual publication New Glass Review. Central to New Glass is a democratic selection process that inspires conversation, enabling diverse panels and diverse audiences to have an opinion. These conversations about contemporary glass have shaped the field we know today.

Using the New Glass Now and New Glass Now | Context exhibitions as a starting point, this two-day Seminar will feature lectures, panel discussions, and conversations on issues relevant to contemporary glass.

Topics include:

  • Gender, feminism, and the modern hot shop
  • Sexual orientation and contemporary glass
  • Conversations with the New Glass Now selectors
  • Glass 1959 and building a field of contemporary glass
  • New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979), taking glass global
  • Contextual overviews of contemporary glass in Europe and Asia