march 2019

27mar3:00 pm4:30 pmSpecial guest lecture: The Science and Innovation of Studio Glass at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery in Dearborn3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, 4901 Evergreen Road


Event Details

This lecture will be presented in conjunction with the current gallery exhibition “Global Glass: A Survey of Form and Function,” which features 66 glass works from the university’s permanent collection. This exhibition will be on view in the Berkowitz Gallery until Sept. 20, 2019.

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 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.


(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST


Alfred Berkowitz Gallery

4901 Evergreen Road


Alfred Berkowitz Gallery313-593-5087 Inside the Mardigian Library, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn