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Biography: Kelly Conway

Kelly Conway
Kelly Conway

Kelly Conway was the curator of American glass at The Corning Museum of Glass from 2013 to 2019. Conway was the curator of the newly reinstalled glass collection gallery, Corning, New York: The Crystal City, which opened in May 2018. She was the co-curator and co-editor of CMoG’s 2017 exhibition and accompanying publication, Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics. Previously, she was the Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, from 2007 to 2013. There, she curated several special exhibitions and was a key member of the team that established a hot glass studio at the museum in 2011. Conway also led the design and re-installation of the new glass collection gallery at the Chrysler, and is a contributor to that museum’s 2017 publication, Glass: Masterworks from the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Conway earned a master’s degree in the history of decorative arts at the Smithsonian Institution and Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American history from DePauw University. She lectures extensively on the history of glass and is a member of the International Council of Museums as well as the Association of Art Museum Curators, and is on the board of directors of the Glass Art Society.



Blog Posts by this Author

Summer is a great time to road trip, and what better travel bucket list to tackle than Tiffany’s glass mosaics! It was during the summertime a few years ago that my co-curator, Lindsy Parrott, and I began traveling across the country to prepare for our current exhibition, Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics.... more
The first exhibition to explore Louis C. Tiffany’s glass mosaics—an extraordinary but little-known aspect of his artistic production—will be presented by The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) from May 20, 2017, through January 7, 2018. Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics, organized jointly by CMoG and The... more
What’s the oldest piece of glass in your collection? How did you become a curator? How does glass get its color? Ask us anything! The Corning Museum of Glass is joining more than 1,000 museums around the world for #AskACurator Day on Twitter on Wednesday, September 14. Ask the curators questions... more