Tina Oldknow, independent curator and art historian, will present “Sources of Inspiration in Contemporary Art in Glass” at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. This richly illustrated lecture, part of the James C. Meade Friends’ Lecture Series, will focus on contemporary glass sculpture and highlight works by Dale Chihuly.
“Our Dale Chihuly collection is a beloved piece of our Oklahoma City community,” said Tracy Truels, director of learning and engagement. “This lecture will provide a wonderful opportunity to gain greater insight into working with glass and how Chihuly’s work fits in the broader context of glass art.”
Tina Oldknow is an independent curator and art historian specializing in contemporary art, craft and design in glass. In 2015, she retired from her post as senior curator of modern and contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, a position she held for 15 years. There, she was responsible for all curatorial aspects of the glass collections dating from 1900 to the present. During her time at Corning, Oldknow reinstalled the Modern Glass and Contemporary Glass Galleries and made the inaugural installation of the Museum’s Contemporary Art + Design Wing, which opened in 2015. She has curated over 30 exhibitions in her career and has written more than 100 books, articles and essays on glass.
The lecture is free for Museum members and $5 for non-members. Seating is limited; tickets are required for the lecture and will be available at the door. The lecture will be held in the Samuel Roberts Noble Theater at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
The James C. Meade Friends’ Lecture Series supports the Museum’s mission of enriching lives through the visual arts. Named for Lifetime Trustee and Friends supporter James C. Meade, the series features internationally recognized speakers, including curators, critics, collectors and cultural figures that engage and educate audiences with current perspectives in the visual arts.