Session Schedule

Session Schedule

All sessions take place in the Auditorium of The Corning Museum of Glass, unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

8 am to 9:15 am
Registration and Light Breakfast
Auditorium

9:15 am to 9:45 am
Welcome and New Acquisitions
Karol Wight, President and Executive Director, The Corning Museum of Glass
Auditorium

9:45 am to 10:30 am
Intro to New Glass Now
Susie J. Silbert, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass
Auditorium

10:30 am to 10:45 am
Coffee Break

10:45 am to 12 noon
Panel: Queer Glass

Danny Orendorff, Curator, Writer & Executive Director, Vox Populi Gallery (Philadelphia, PA)
Tamas Abel, Artist
Deborah Czeresko, Artist
Matthew Day Perez, Artist
Auditorium

Join New Glass Now artists at this special panel moderated by Danny Orendorff as they explore the intersections of art, artists, glass and queer identity. 

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Contemporary Glass in China

Dr. Shelly Xue, Carpenter Foundation Fellow for Asian Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass & Associate Professor, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts
Auditorium

Started from 2000 in the universities of Shanghai and Beijing, contemporary Chinese glass is the youngest force of the International Studio Glass Movement. It’s fast development received increasing attention from the West in recent years. As a glass artist and scholar, Dr. Xue will give a brief introduction of the developments of contemporary Chinese glass by narrating the university glass programs, representative artists and works, museum and gallery exhibitions, international exchanges, and recent breakthrough. 

2:20pm to 3:50pm
The World's Sexiest Hairshirt: Expanding the Language of Gender and Sexuality in the Hotshop

Jaclyn Freidman, Author
Karen Donnellan, Artist
Suzanne Peck, Artist
Auditorium

A panel discussion with Karen Donnellan and Suzanne Peck moderated by Jaclyn Freidman on the public and personal impact of the Blow Harder: Alternative Lexicons for the Hotshop project as well as the potential for future research and iterations. Be ready to participate/generate with us...an invite into the work! +Feminism

3:50 pm to 4:05 pm
Coffee Break

4:05 pm to 4:30 pm
New Glass Review and the Immaterial Turn in Contemporary Glass

Sarah Darro, Emerging Scholar & Independent Curator
Auditorium

This lecture asserts that the infrastructure of New Glass Review, from its format to the evolving materiality of its submissions process, initiated a dematerialized shift in contemporary glass. It will situate the Review as a touchstone in the field since its inception in 1979 and will examine how its printed format and the primacy of the image provoked glass artists to work in an interdisciplinary and networked mode. It will argue that the framework of New Glass Review set into motion a clockwork effect in contemporary glass, one which has resulted in the ontological questioning of and the eventual dissolution of the primacy of the object in glass.  

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Tours

New Glass Now Tour: Take a guided tour of this special exhibition and the topic of the Seminar on Glass
New Glass Context Tour: Tour the special exhibition
Conservation Lab Tour: See where the Museum’s Conservation team conserves and prepares objects for display
How To Pack and Ship Glass: Join a member of the Museum's Collections and Exhibitions team for this unique how-to

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Break

6:30 pm to 9 pm
Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Auditorium


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

8:30 am to 9 am
Coffee and Light Breakfast
Auditorium

9 am to 10 am
Tours
New Glass Now Tour: Take a guided tour of this special exhibition and the topic of the Seminar on Glass
New Glass Context Tour: Tour the special exhibition
Conservation Lab Tour: See where the Museum’s Conservation team conserves and prepares objects for display
How To Pack and Ship Glass: Join a member of the Museum's Collections and Exhibitions team for this unique how-to

10:00 am to 10:15 am
Coffee Break

10:15 am to 11:00 am
Contemporary European Glass in Context
Susanne Jøker Johnsen, Artist & Independent Curator
Auditorium

With references to history and industry, this talk will look at contemporary glass as a material and idea in Europe, with special focus on the new glass and craft movement in Scandinavia.

11:00 am to 12:15 pm
Conversation: Selecting New Glass Now
Susie J. Silbert, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass
Beth Lipman, Artist
Susanne Jøker Johnsen, Artist & Independent Curator
Auditoiurm 

Do you want to know how a global exhibition like "New Glass Now" is put together? At our 58th Annual Seminar on Glass, you can hear from three of the "New Glass Now" selectors about how they chose the 100 works in the exhibition

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
"Glass 1959" and Reconstructing Historical Information
Colleen McFarland Rademaker, Associate Librarian of Special Collections, The Corning Museum of Glass
Susie J. Silbert, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass
Auditorium

The passing of sixty years and the devastation of the 1972 Hurricane Agnes flood together obscured the history and legacy of Glass 1959. In this presentation, Susie J. Silbert and Colleen McFarland Rademaker will discuss the experience of rediscovering this pivotal international survey of contemporary glass. The speakers will explore the significance of the Glass 1959 in defining contemporary glass as a field of practice and study. They will also reveal the research strategies that enabled them to piece together the narrative behind and motivations for this historic exhibition.

2:30 pm to 2:50 pm
New Glass There: The Global Impact of New Glass 1979

Anna Millers, Emerging Scholar
Auditorium

From 1979 to 1982, New Glass: A Worldwide Survey traveled to three different locations abroad: London, Paris, and Tokyo. Providing an overview of "new glass" all over the world, the show aroused interests and spurred initiatives, such as the creation of a French glass center and the organization of the first Spanish exhibition of contemporary glass. This presentation will examine the role of New Glass: A Worldwide Survey as a catalyst for the international blossoming of the Studio Glass movement taking place in the 1980s. 

3:05 pm to 4:20 pm
Panel: On the Origin and Future of New Glass
William Warmus,  Fellow and former curator, The Corning Museum of Glass
Henry Halem, Artist
Douglas Heller, Co-Owner and Director, Heller Gallery
Auditorium

Panelists Henry Halem, Doug Heller, and moderator William Warmus, came of age in the 1970s and were involved in many of the pivotal moments in the formation of the New Glass aesthetic and worldview as educators, dealers and curators. They will discuss the situation in the 1970s, while also applying their experience to a better understanding of glass in the 21st Century.

4:20 pm to 4:30 pm 
Closing Remarks
Auditorium


You are also welcome to attend a Community Event: The Gay Agenda: Glass Edition on the evening of Thursday October 17th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Museum Auditorium. Featuring: