The Art Glass Forum | NY was founded as the NY Metropolitan Glass Club in 1999 by a passionate group of glass enthusiasts who wanted to learn more about this extraordinary medium. Today, membership includes collectors, dealers and curators from the Metropolitan area.
Our monthly meetings are centered around lectures by glass experts, with topics ranging from history and conservation to collections and exhibitions. Our presenters have included luminaries from The Corning Museum of Glass, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chrysler Museum, The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, The Morse Museum of American Art, and other public institutions as well as private collections. Lectures span the extraordinary history of glass, from the ancient world to the present day, with special emphasis on American and European nineteenth- and twentieth-century art glass. Past topics have included the glass of Louis C. Tiffany and the Tiffany Studios, Emile Galle, Daum, Rene Lalique, Thomas Webb & Sons, Salviati Company, Quezal Art Glass & Decorating Company, Steuben, Blenko Glass Company, Venini, Barovier, Orrefors, Yoichi Ohira, Lotton Studios, and many others.
We meet the first Tuesday of each month (from October through May) in the Parish Hall of St. Michael’s Church at Amsterdam Avenue and West 99th Street. St. Michael’s is a landmarked church whose interior was designed by Tiffany Studios.
We hold a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 followed by our featured speaker’s presentation at 7 PM. After the meeting, members may take advantage of the rich selection of nearby restaurants.
Annual membership dues are $25 for young professionals, $70 for an individual and $90 for a household. We welcome both new members and visitors. For additional information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or download the membership form. For our 2015-2016 season, your membership will also include complimentary passes to a number of New York City shows and fairs, including: