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

Spingarpa by Davide Salvadore
June 5, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Denise Stillwaggon Leone and Davide Salvadore.

Studio Faculty Presentation: Jane Cook, Evelyn Dunstan, Anna Riley, Hugh Salkind, and Powell Scott
June 12, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Jane Cook, Evelyn Dunstan, Anna Riley, Hugh Salkind, and Powell Scott.

Banded Iron Formation by Jennifer Crescuillo (Photo by Ben Corda and Cody Bryant)
June 19, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Jennifer Crescuillo, Lisa Demagall, Courtney Dodd, William Gudenrath, Nikki O’Neill, and Andrew Najarian.

Beach Balls by Lisa Zerkowitz (Photo by Mike Seidl)
June 26, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Jason Howard, Boyd Sugiki, and Lisa Zerkowitz.

Wabi Sabi by Carol Milne
July 3, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Katharine Coleman, Carol Milne, and Emilio Santini.

Untitled by Don Friedlich
July 10, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Don Friedlich, Eusheen Goines, Marina Hanser, Micke Johansson, and Matteo Seguso.

Homage to Actaeon #2 by Simone Crestani (Photo by Alberto Parise)
July 17, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Simone Crestani, Josie Gluck, and Michael Schunke.

Ruby My Love by Gabriele Küstner
July 24, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Gabriele Küstner and Jaroslav Šára.

Untitled by Manuela Milan
July 31, 2018 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Bandu Dunham, Max Erlacher, Pietro and Riccardo Ferro, Manuela Milan, and Christa Westbrook.

Delphi by Loren Stump
August 7, 2018 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Richard Parrish, Loren Stump, and Jen Violette.

Untitled by Nirit Dekel
August 14, 2018 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Nirit Dekel, Martin Janecky, and Norwood Viviano.

Sleeper II by Pavlína Čambalová
August 21, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Pavlína Čambalová, William Gudenrath, Amy Lemaire, Martin Rosol, and Tomo Sakai.

Asian Elephant by Chris Ahalt
August 28, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Chris Ahalt, Pavlína Čambalová, and Darin Denison.

Lyra Orb by Nancy Callan
September 4, 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. This week features Nancy Callan, Mel Douglas, and Tim Drier.

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: Meet the 2018 Rakow Commission Artist
November 8, 2018 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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.