Intersect Chicago is replacing SOFA (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) as a virtual art fair in 2020, spanning six days from November 6-12.
On the first day of the virtual art fair on November 6, The Corning Museum of Glass will join Intersect Chicago to amplify diverse voices in glass via two special programs.
At 3:30 p.m., Amy Schwartz, Director of The Studio will lead a panel discussion about the Museum’s Expanding Horizons program, which hosts students and instructors from at-risk glass art programs around the United States. Join us as we learn more about Expanding Horizons and the important work these programs are doing to provide young people access to glass as a creative and expressive material.
At 6 p.m., a second program will be led by Susie Silbert, the Museum’s Curator of Post-War and Contemporary Glass. Silbert will take viewers on a live tour of the recently reinstalled Contemporary Art + Design Galleries, featuring a number of acquisitions from our landmark exhibition New Glass Now alongside other works that have never been seen before.