Lectures & Seminars

Lectures & Seminars

Hear from renowned artists, historians and glass experts in our public lectures and seminars. We offer a variety of artist presentations year-round, from free public Meet the Artist lectures in the Museum's Auditorium, to more informal evening presentations by artists teaching and working at The Studio. Each year, since 1961, the Museum has offered an Annual Seminar on Glass: a multi-day event with lectures by historians and experts from around the world.

Upcoming Events

57th Annual Seminar on Glass
October 19 - 20, 2018

The 57th annual Seminar at The Corning Museum of Glass will focus on the theme of cut and engraved glass. Seminar speakers will explore international influences on this art form from 1825–1945.

Behind the Glass: November
November 8, 2018 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Behind the Glass lectures 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, writers, and historians.

Evening for Educators
November 15, 2018 4:30pm to 6:00pm

On the third Thursday of March and November, the Education department hosts Evening for Educators, a free networking and professional development event for educators at all levels. Learn what’s new at the Museum and how our school tours can help you meet New York State Common Core Learning...

Behind the Glass: December
December 13, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Behind the Glass lectures 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, writers, and historians.