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Special Guest Lecture: The Science & Innovation of Studio Glass

Alfred Berkowitz Gallery
4901 Evergreen Road,
Detroit, MI 48128
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This lecture will be presented in conjunction with the current gallery exhibition “Global Glass: A Survey of Form and Function” that features 66 glass works from the university’s permanent collection. This exhibition will be on view in the Berkowitz Gallery until September 20.

The science and chemistry used in the creation of studio glass goes back to the discovery of glass in ancient times. Throughout the Renaissance in Italy and in other European nations, recipes and techniques were developed that inform today’s studio glass artists. These were further advanced by American glass innovators like Louis Comfort Tiffany and the talented glass artists at Steuben in Corning, New York. Many renowned glass artists today have achieved success by combining scientific principals with artistic expression.

Join Charles Sable, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Henry Ford Museum, as he describes the science behind studio glass and the talented individuals who made it possible.

Complimentary refreshments provided.

3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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