Annual Seminar on Glass

59th Annual Seminar on Glass

October 2021

The Corning Museum of Glass presents a two-day Seminar considering diverse interpretive approaches to the exhibition, In Sparkling Company: Glass and Social Life in Britain During the 1700s. 

This Seminar is open to anyone interested in the topic and will be of particular interest to students enrolled in museum studies, history and art history programs as well as museum professionals, scholars of material culture, glass and the 18th century.

About the Exhibition

Glittering costume, elaborately presented confectionery, polished mirrors and dazzling chandeliers helped define the social rituals and cultural values of 18th-century Britain. While innovations in glass delighted the privileged, the material also bore witness to slavery, colonization and political division. 

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Behind the Glass

Hear artists, curators, writers, and historians talk about glass. 

Artist-in-Residence Lectures

Listen as emerging artists lecture about their residency at The Studio. 

Studio Faculty Presentations

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty.