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

October 18 - 19, 2019

The 58th annual Seminar at The Corning Museum of Glass will focus on New Glass Now, an international survey of contemporary glass. Seminar speakers will focus on the past, present, and future of contemporary glass.

November 14, 2019 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Please join the yet-to-be-announced Rakow Commission Artist on November 14 at 6:30 pm for a lecture about their work, and for the unveiling of the 2019 Rakow Commission sculpture. The Rakow Commission is awarded annually to up-and-coming and established artists whose work is not yet represented in...

Visitors getting a tour in the Contemporary Art + Design Gallery
November 21, 2019 4:30pm to 6:00pm

On the third Thursday of March and November, the Education department hosts Evening for Educators, a free networking and professional development event for educators at all levels. Learn what’s new and how the Museum can help you meet New York State Common Core Learning Standards.