[PA-NJ Glassblowers] Annual Seminar on Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass: Pyrex and Material Culture

Tony Patti gaffer at glassblower.info
Sun Jul 19 10:53:36 EDT 2015

I received the information below from Kim Thompson, Public Relations
Specialist at CMOG, 

I thought others would be interested in this seminar.
http://pyrex.cmog.org/ and  http://pyrex.cmog.org/seminar 


Tony Patti


I am reaching out to provide some information on our 54
<http://pyrex.cmog.org/seminar> th annual Seminar On Glass at The Corning
Museum of Glass, to be held October 16-17, 2015. 

This year’s theme, Pyrex and Material Culture, complements the Museum’s
exhibit: America <http://www.cmog.org/collection/exhibitions/pyrex> ’s
Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex. 

The exhibit focuses on personal connections to Pyrex, advertising and its
role in the popularization of Pyrex, designing for the mid-century home, and
the role of women and home economics. All of these offer lenses that
contribute to understanding Pyrex and material culture.

Speakers in the Pyrex and Material Culture Seminar include:

§  J. Ritchie Garrison: Director of the Winterthur Program in American
Material Culture and Department Chair, Material Culture, University of

§  Regina Lee Blaszczyk: Author, Imagining Consumers: Design and Innovation
from Wedgwood to Corning

§  Katherine Parkin: Author, Food Is Love: Advertising and Gender Roles in
Modern America

§  Betsy Cromley: Author, Cooking, Eating, and the Architecture of American


This year’s Seminar will also include a panel discussing the design of
Pyrex, led by Rob Cassetti, Senior Director of Creative Services and
Marketing at The Corning Museum of Glass, a collectors' panel led by Tina
Oldknow, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass, as well as a Pyrex
Dealer Fair showcasing public collections of Pyrex.


For more information about Pyrex, visit the new companion website to our
Pyrex exhibition, Pyrex Potluck <http://pyrex.cmog.org/> . 


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