Corning Museum’s Annual Seminar focuses on Rene Lalique

The 2014 edition of The Corning Museum of Glass’ Annual Seminar on Glass will concentrate on the life, works, and legacy of the master French artist and designer, René Lalique. The seminar will include lectures and live demonstrations centring around the topics represented in the Museum’s 2014 major exhibitions.

This year’s Annual Seminar on Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, taking place 17-18 October 2014, focuses on the life, works, and legacy of the master French artist and designer, René Lalique.
Lectures and live demonstrations will centre around the topics represented in the Museum’s 2014 major exhibitions, René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass and Designing for a New Century: Works on Paper by Lalique and his Contemporaries, both on view through 4 December 2015. These unique exhibitions have brought together more than 200 objects, jewellery, production moulds, period photographs, trade catalogues, and design drawings Lalique and his contemporaries. The exhibitions explore how Lalique’s aesthetic choices in his designs informed the styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in France and how the objects that he created have become iconic reflections of these periods.
Seminar topics focus on the various aspects of Lalique’s work, as a jewellery maker, perfume bottle designer and as a maker and marketer of consumer products for the “modern woman” of the 1920s. Several demonstrations explore Lalique’s glassmaking techniques. Speakers include Corning Museum staff and leading Lalique experts, including Gail Bardhan, Dr. Lennart Booij, Regan Brumagen, Véronique Brumm, Nicholas Dawes, Kelley Elliott, Elizabeth Everton, Stephen Harrison, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, Amie McNeel, Anne-Marie Quette, Dr. Stefanie Walker, and Dr. Karol Wright.
The cost to attend is USD 300, with discounts for students and Museum Members. For more information or to register for the Seminar on Glass, visit cmog.org/seminar.