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Behind the Glass: Ennion and His Legacy: Mold-Blown Glass from Ancient Rome

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June 11, 2015 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Behind the Glass: Ennion and His Legacy: Mold-Blown Glass from Ancient Rome

Soft drink bottles, drinking glasses and  glass Christmas ornaments are part of daily modern life, but their roots can be traced to the ancient world and the legacy of Ennion, the earliest known name of a Roman glass worker. This lecture by the Museum's president and executive director, ancient glass expert Dr. Karol Wight, will explore the mold-blown glass of ancient Rome, starting with the works of Ennion, the first ancient glass artisan to include his name on the glass he made.

Ennion and His Legacy: Mold-Blown Glass from Ancient Rome is on view through January 4, 2016. The exhibition explores some of the earliest known works made by blowing molten glass into molds carved with decorative and figural designs. The revolutionary technique allowed glassmakers to design glass vessels with complex decoration and figural scenes, and paved the way for glass artisans to create numerous examples of the same shape and design.

This lecture will be streamed live. Connect to our Ustream channel on June 11 at 6 pm EST to watch.

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

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP to publicprograms@cmog.org or call 607.438.5500.

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