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Monday April 12, 2021 | by Andrew Page

Curator, critic, and author Tina Oldknow will discuss the Venetian influence on American Studio Glass in virtual lecture April 13th

Fresh from co-curating the Stanze del Vetro exhibition "Venice and American Studio Glass," Tina Oldknow will be discussing the cross-pollination between two distinct glass cultures in her upcoming Art Glass Forum: New York lecture, which will be taking place on Zoom at 6:30 PM EST on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Oldknow, a former curator of modern and contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, will trace the import of Venetian traditions and techniques to American glassblowers, who had been taking an experimental approach to freeing glass from the industrial facilities and ecosystems that defined the material. She and co-curator William Warmus assembled over 150 works by American and Venetian artists and designers to document how the creativity flowed both ways in the exchange as both Americans and Venetians benefited by the renewed creativity and vibrancy of a historic craft language.

According to the official announcement of the lecture: "Oldknow’s talk will offer a behind-the-scenes walk-through of the exhibition. And she will reflect on the challenges of realizing an important, long-planned show and book during a global pandemic." 

The talk, entitled "Venetian Glass Shapes the American Scene," is free to Art Glass Forum: New York members, who must RSVP to for the Zoom link.

Non-members can purchase tickets to the event through Eventbrite here.


Tuesday, April 13, 6:30-7:30 PM
Tina Oldknow
Art Glass Forum: New York
The John-Claude Zeigler Memorial Lecture
"Venetian Glass Shapes the American Scene
Purchase tickets via this link.

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