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

Artist-in-Residence Lecture: Claire Kelly and Dr. Karlyn Sutherland
April 13, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Hear the April Artists-in-Residence — Claire Kelly and Dr. Karlyn Sutherland — discuss their work and projects at The Studio during this informal lecture. At The Studio. Free and open to the public; no reservations required.

Road Scholars Glassmaking Course at The Studio
May 8 - 11, 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...

Balloon Dog, ©Jeff Koons, 1994-2000.
May 11, 2017 6:30pm to 7:30pm

One of the most influential and controversial American artists active today, Jeff Koons elevates popular culture into a high art form. His artwork plays with ideas of taste, pleasure, and commerce by transforming banal objects such as “balloon dogs” or piles of Playdoh into monumental sculpture. He...

Artist-in-Residence Lecture: Marina Hanser and Anna Riley
May 18, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Hear the May Artists-in-Residence — Marina Hanser and Anna Riley — discuss their work and projects at The Studio during this informal lecture. At The Studio. Free and open to the public; no reservations required.

Studio Faculty Presentation: Suellen Fowler, Saman Kalantari, Boyd Sugiki, and Lisa Zerkowitz,
June 6, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Suellen Fowler, Sidney Hutter, Saman Kalantari, Boyd Sugiki, 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...

Studio Faculty Presentation: William Gudenrath, Vladimir Klein, Kari Minnick, Hugh Salkind, Boyd Sugiki, Lisa Zerkowitz
June 13, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features William Gudenrath, Vladimir Klein, Kari Minnick, Hugh Salkind, Boyd Sugiki, 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...

Studio Faculty Presentation: Claudia Boralis, Laura Donefer, Cedric Ginart and Karina Guevin, and Chad Holiday
June 20, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Claudia Borella, Laura Donefer, Cédric Ginart and Karina Guévin, and Chad Holiday 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...

Studio Faculty Presentation: Pavlina Cambalova, Nirit Dekel, Nadege Desgenetez, Shin-ichi Higuchi, Kristina Logan
June 27, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Pavlina Cambalova, Nirit Dekel, Nadege Desgenetez, Shin-ichi Higuchi, and Kristina Logan 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...

Studio Faculty Presentation: Pavlina Cambalova, Katya Filmus, David Schnuckel, Loren Stump and Christa Westbrook
July 11, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Pavlina Cambalova, Katya Filmus, David Schnuckel, Loren Stump, and Christa Westbrook 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...

Studio Faculty Presentation: Martin Janecky, Pavel Novak, and Martin Rosol
July 18, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Martin Janecky, Pavel Novak, and Martin Rosol 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 Presentations: William Gudenrath, Kirstie Rae, and Emilio Santini
July 25, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features William Gudenrath, Kirstie Rea, and Emilio Santini 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: Jim Byrnes, Courtney Dodd, and Richard Parrish
August 1, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Jim Byrnes, Courtney Dodd, and Richard Parrish 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: Joseph Cavalieri, John Kobuki, Gabrielle Kustner, Davide Salvadore
August 8, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Joseph Cavalieri, John Kobuki, Gabriele Kustner, and Davide Salvadore 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...

Studio Faculty Presentation: Heike Brachlow and Rob Stern
August 15, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Heike Brachlow and Rob Stern 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: 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, Chuck Savoie, and Richard Whiteley
August 29, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Salt, Chuck Savoie, 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 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
September 14, 2017 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. All lectures are free and open to the public. Watch lectures on our YouTube Channel and see photos...

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

Hear the October Artists-in-Residence, 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.

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

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. All lectures are free and open to the public. Watch lectures on our YouTube Channel and see photos...

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.