Behind the Glass: Vienna 1900, The Heart of Modernity
- Corning Museum of Glass
- One Museum Way
- Corning, NY 14830
- December 13, 2018 to December 13, 2018
Vienna 1900 was at the heart of European modernity as a unique set of circumstances gave rise to a new and modern life there. Join Janis Staggs, Director of Curatorial and Manager of Publications at the Neue Galerie in New York, to explore this rich period in history. Presented through a multi-disciplinary lens focused on key figures and the artistic, cultural, historical, and social developments of the era, this promises to be an exciting evening in Vienna 1900.
Staggs is Director of Curatorial and Manager of Publications at Neue Galerie New York, and has been with the museum since 2000. A specialist in the decorative arts, her work focuses on the intersection between the fine and decorative arts.
Museum Members at the Donor level and above ($135+) are invited to come early for a private reception at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to +1 (607) 438-5600 or firstname.lastname@example.org by December 5.
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.
From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there’s something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world’s largest collection of glass, featuring 45,000 pieces of classic and contemporary glass art. At the Hot Glass Show, watch live, narrated, glassmaking demonstrations, and see master glassblowers create stunning pieces before your eyes. Flameworking, Optical Fiber, and Glassbreaking Demos are also offered throughout the day. The only thing better than watching the wonder of glassmaking is trying it yourself! Make Your Own Glass in short, daily workshops: choose from fused picture frames and suncatchers, sandblasted drinking glasses, flameworked beads, pulled-glass flowers or delicate blown ornaments. Get hands-on with the science of glass at Do It! stations in the Innovation Center. Best of all, kids and teens 17 and under are free; adult admission is $19.50. AAA/CAA, Military, Student, and 55+ receive a 15% discount. Local residents receive a 50% discount. Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Museum is open until 8:00 pm.
The Corning Museum of Glass is part of the Points of Inspiration Architecture Trail. For more information and stops on the trail, visit www.pointsofinspiration.net.