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

Studio Faculty Presentation: Denise Stillwaggon Leone and Wayne Strattman
August 22, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Denise Stillwaggon Leone and Wayne Strattman in the Studio Faculty Presentations series. Hear from some of the best-known glassmakers in the world through free, informal public lectures by Studio faculty, Tuesday nights throughout the summer class sessions.

Studio Faculty Presentation: Salt, Boyd Sugiki, Richard Whiteley, and Lisa Zerkowitz
August 29, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Salt, Boyd Sugiki, Richard Whiteley, and Lisa Zerkowitz in the Studio Faculty Presentations series. Hear from some of the best-known glassmakers in the world through free, informal public lectures by Studio faculty, Tuesday nights throughout the summer class sessions.

Studio Faculty Presentation: Tim Drier, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, Jasen Johnsen, and Richard Whiteley
September 5, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Tim Drier, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, Jasen Johnsen, and Richard Whiteley in the Studio Faculty Presentations series. Hear from some of the best-known glassmakers in the world through free, informal public lectures by Studio faculty, Tuesday nights throughout the summer class...

Behind the Glass: In-Cider Information
September 14, 2017 6:30pm to 7:30pm

New York is the second largest apple-producing region in the United States. The cideries in this state are doing amazing things with apples, drawing international attention and acclaim in recent years. Pair this with the Museum’s talented glassmakers, and you have the planted the seeds for a...

Artist-in-Residence Lecture: Elinor Portnoy
October 12, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Hear the October Artist-in-Residence and Kohler Joint Resident, Elinor Portnoy, discuss her work and projects at The Studio during this informal lecture. At The Studio. Free and open to the public; no reservations required.

56th Annual Seminar on Glass
October 20 - 21, 2017

The 56th annual Seminar at The Corning Museum of Glass will highlight the innovation of Louis C. Tiffany’s glass mosaics. Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics, an exhibition and companion publication created by a partnership between The Corning Museum of Glass and The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, is...

Road Scholars Glassmaking Course at The Studio
October 23 - 26, 2017

Immerse yourself in glass! You'll explore furnace working, flameworking, and cold working with highly-qualified instructors. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations and lectures on Corning's glass history. Fee applies. For more information or to register, contact Jenny Monroe at Watson Homestead, +1 (607...

Road Scholars Glassmaking Course at The Studio
November 6 - 9, 2017

Immerse yourself in glass! You'll explore furnace working, flameworking, and cold working with highly-qualified instructors. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations and lectures on Corning's glass history. Fee applies. For more information or to register, contact Jenny Monroe at Watson Homestead, +1 (607...

Behind the Glass
November 9, 2017 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Hear a lecture by Dr. Karlyn Sutherland, the 2017 Rakow Commission artist. The lecture will be followed by a dessert reception beginning at 7:45 pm. Both are free and open to the public. The Rakow Commission is awarded annually to up-and-coming and established artists whose work is not yet...

Artist-in-Residence Lecture: François Arnaud and Wendy Yothers
November 16, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Hear the November Artists-in-Residence  — François Arnaud and Wendy Yothers  — discuss their work and projects at The Studio during this informal lecture. At The Studio. Free and open to the public; no reservations required.

Evening for Educators
November 16, 2017 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...