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Online Course: Histories of Glass


June 8 - August 10, 2021 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Glass History
All Levels
Ten-Week Session

This ten-week online class is a unique opportunity to engage with the curators of The Corning Museum of Glass to explore glass from antiquity to the present day. Curators include Katherine Larson, curator of ancient glass, Christopher Maxwell, curator of early modern glass, Alexandra Ruggiero, curator of modern glass, and Susie Silbert, curator of postwar and contemporary glass. Each curator will offer their personalized insight to the Museum’s extensive collection while also diving into alternative histories and lesser known topics beyond the standard canon of glass history. This course is suitable for glassmakers, art enthusiasts, historians, students, and novices alike.

The class will be delivered via weekly video conferences that incorporate live presentations and class discussions. Classes take place Tuesdays, 12–1:30 pm EST, beginning June 8, 2021. Students registered for this course should have a reliable internet connection during class hours and a computer or tablet that can support video and audio communication. All students will have an online orientation with Studio staff prior to June 8 to ensure connectivity. If this class is full, we encourage you to email your name and phone number to [email protected] to be added to the waiting list. For more information, please contact The Studio at +1 607.438.5100 or  [email protected].

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Katherine Larson

Katherine (Kate) Larson assumed responsibility for the ancient glass collection in July 2017, after joining the Corning Museum of Glass as curatorial assistant in 2016. She is responsible for the...

Christopher Maxwell

Christopher (Kit) Maxwell was appointed Curator of European Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass in 2016. A curator and scholar, Maxwell has a varied background in the academic, museum, and...

Alexandra Ruggiero

Alexandra (Xan) Ruggiero joined The Corning Museum of Glass in 2012. She is responsible for acquisitions, exhibitions, cataloging, and research of the Museum’s glass collections from 1825–1945....

Susie J. Silbert was appointed Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass in 2016. Trained in glassworking and design history, she is motivated by the complex and...