Annual Glass Seminar at The Corning

CORNING, N.Y. – The 47th Annual Seminar on Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, taking place Oct. 16-18, will explore historical and scientific transformations and milestones in glass.

The Seminar will feature expert lecturers on glass, including Corning Museum of Glass curators; Martin Eidelberg, Tiffany glass expert; Paul Engle, author of the three-volume English translation of the acclaimed Renaissance glassmaking treatise L’Arte Vetraria; Gay LeCleire Taylor, curator at the Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center; and Beverly A. (Bly) Straube, curator, Jamestown Rediscovery, Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.

Topics will include: Antonio Neri, the Florentine priest famous for his 1612 manual on glassmaking L’Arte Vetraria; Baroque crystal and gold ruby glass; Archaeological evidence of the first glass made and used in Jamestown; 18th-century English drinking glasses; Fakes and reproductions of early American glass; Louis Comfort Tiffany and glassmaker Arthur Nash as collaborators.

Participants will also have opportunities to make their own glass and observe glassmaking demonstrations.

The cost to attend the Seminar is $250 for non-members, $225 for museum members, and $150 for students. The cost to attend individual lectures is $25 per lecture for non-members and $20 per lecture for museum members.

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