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

#AskAMaker Day
March 6, 2017 9:00am to 5:00pm

How did you know you wanted to be a glassmaker? What’s the hardest design you’ve ever made? What type of glass do you prefer working with? Glassmakers and flameworkers from the Hot Glass Demo team and The Studio will be standing by to answer any and all of your glassiest questions on #AskAMaker day...

Artist-in-Residence Lecture: Martin Janecky, Judy Tuwaletstiwa & Michael Rogers
March 9, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Hear the March Artists-in-Residence — Martin Janecky, Judy Tuwaletstiwa and Michael Rogers — discuss their work and projects at The Studio during this informal lecture. At The Studio. Free and open to the public; no reservations required.

Behind the Glass: Local Artists Week
March 9, 2017 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Pursuing one’s dream to be a working artist can be a challenge. It takes determination, imagination, and pure grit. Many people have built their lives around their craft, but have you ever wondered what it takes to become a full-time, self-sufficient glass artist? From identifying a saleable...

Evening for Educators
March 16, 2017 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Join museum staff for an exciting preview of upcoming exhibitions. Discover the innovative mosaics of Louis Comfort Tiffany, many of which survive today in churches, libraries, and other public buildings (including local ones!). Find out how curious and surprising objects from The Rakow Research...

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...

Behind the Glass
May 11, 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: 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, 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 class sessions.

Studio Faculty Presentation: Nadege Desgenetez, Kristina Logan
June 27, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Nadege Desgenetez 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 the summer class sessions.

Studio Faculty Presentation: Nirit Dekel, Shin-ichi Higuchi, Pavlina Cambalova
July 4, 2017 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This week features Pavlina Cambalova, Nirit Dekel, and Shin-ichi Higuchi 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: 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: 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.

Behind the Glass
December 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...