James C. Meade Friends’ Lecture Series:

Sources of Inspiration in Contemporary Art in Glass

Wednesday, November 15 | 6 pm
Sources of Inspiration in Contemporary Art in Glass presented by Tina Oldknow, Independent Curator and Art Historian
Free for members | $5 for non-members
Tickets available at the door and seating is first come, first served.

The richly-illustrated lecture focuses on contemporary sculpture and installations made of glass by international artists, with a special focus on the American artist Dale Chihuly. These artists explore a broad range of subjects, including nature, the human figure, history, and material, with unexpected and often surprising results.

About the Speaker

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 in 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 over 100 books, articles, and essays on glass.

For questions regarding the lecture, please call (405) 236-3100, ext. 207.