Biography: Kelly Conway
A specialist in 19th- and early 20th-century American glass, Kelly Conway joined the Museum as the curator of American glass in 2013.
Conway lectures extensively on the history of glass, and serves on the board of directors of the National American Glass Club. She is a member of the International Council of Museums Glass Committee and the Association of Art Museum Curators. She received her master’s degree in History of Decorative Arts from the Parsons School of Design and the Smithsonian Associates.
Previously, Conway was the Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA, from 2007 to 2013. There, she curated special exhibitions and was a key member of the team that established a hot glass studio in 2011. She also led the interpretation and installation of the new glass collection gallery at the Chrysler as part of the museum’s renovation project, and is a contributing author to the accompanying publication, Glass at the Chrysler Museum, expected to be released in late 2014.