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Connected By Glass: Hidden Identities

Queerness is as old as human civilization itself. Yet members of this community throughout time have often been forced to hide their identities to avoid persecution. Using subtle codes and signals to connect with one another is one way in which Queer people have managed to survive, live and love. A group of engraved wineglasses made in the Netherlands over 200 years ago give us a glimpse at how same-sex relationships were secretly commemorated. We’ll be joined by: Anna Laméris, Frides Laméris Kunst- en Antiekhandel Amsterdam, and Fellow of The Corning Museum of Glass Andy Campbell, Art historian, curator, and art critic and professor of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California - Roski School of Art and Design Kit Maxwell, Curator of Early Modern Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass Moderator: Troy Smythe, Education and Interpretation supervisor at The Corning Museum of Glass