Coffee with a Curator | Breaking the Mold: Cast Glass

Event Type Educational Lectures, Free Programs
Date calendar  Monday, September 13, 2021
Time clock  10:30am - 11:30am (1h)
Location Isabel Hall

Breaking the Mold: Cast Glass

The process of glass casting has a long, fascinating history. Although this technique dates back to ancient Egypt and Rome, contemporary artists continue to push its boundaries and create innovative artworks. This talk will explore the various processes of casting glass, how it differs from other forms of glassmaking, and the legacy of contemporary cast glass artists in the museum’s collection. Talk given by Sarah Kohn, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts and Contemporary Craft.

Coffee with a Curator is a focused, theme-oriented presentation on a variety of topics related to the FIA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Presented by an FIA’s curators or an invited speaker, each talk allows time for questions or gallery exploration as well as coffee and tea service. The inaugural series of Coffee with a Curator explores “Nature and Its Symbols,” the relationship of art with nature, both real and imaginative. 

Sponsored by Biggby Coffee, 3093 S. Linden Rd., Flint

Image: Petr Hora, Czech, born 1949. Neptune, 2003. Cast and polished glass, 18 x 133/4 x 4 inches. Courtesy of the Isabel Foundation, L2017.2