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Behind the Glass: Curators and Collecting

January 9, 2014 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Behind the Glass: Curators and Collecting

Did you ever wonder about the people who acquire and care for the works in The Corning Museum of Glass? Hear from our dynamic team of curators as they share information about the Museum’s collection, and talk about their experiences, their favorite objects, and how they think about collecting. This also is a great opportunity to meet our newest curators.

The event will feature:

  • Marvin Bolt, the Museum’s first curator of science and technology
  • Kelly Conway, new curator of American glass
  • Tina Oldknow, since 2000, curator of modern glass
  • Audrey Whitty, new curator of European and Asian glass
  • Karol Wight, since 2011, executive director and curator of ancient and Islamic glass

This lecture is free and open to the public.

This talk is the first in a new series of Behind the Glass lectures, which take place the second Thursday of the month. These events include the Museum’s popular Meet the Artist lectures, as well as talks by curators and other specialists in the fields of glass, art and archaeology.

Members at the Donor level and above are invited to a reception with the curators at 5:15 pm.

RSVP for both events to membership@cmog.org or 607.438.5600 by January 6.

Not able to attend? This lecture will be recorded and will be available for viewing, in full, on our YouTube channel within 3 days of the event. 


Karol Wight
President and Executive Director
Karol Wight became executive director and curator of ancient and Islamic glass at The Corning Museum of Glass in August 2011. In January of 2015 she was promoted to the position of President and Executive Director of the Museum, following the...
Marvin Bolt
Curator of Science and Technology
As the first curator of science and technology at The Corning Museum of Glass, Marvin Bolt is responsible for developing and maintaining collections, exhibits, and programming in the Museum's Innovation Center. In this role, Bolt enhances the...
Kelly Conway
Curator of American Glass
A specialist in 19th- and early 20th-century American glass, Kelly Conway joined the Museum as the curator of American glass in 2013. Conway received her master’s degree in History of Decorative Arts from the Parsons School of Design and the...
Tina Oldknow
Tina Oldknow was the Museum's curator of modern glass from 2000-2014, and the senior curator of modern and contemporary glass from 2014 until her retirement in September 2015. During this time, she was responsible for all curatorial aspects of the...
Audrey Whitty
Audrey Whitty was the Museum's curator of European and Asian glass from 2013 to 2014. Prior to joining the Museum, Whitty was curator of the Art and Industrial division of the National Museum of Ireland from 2001-2013, where she oversaw the...