Who We Are
The Art Glass Forum | New York was originally founded as the New York Metropolitan Glass Club in May 2000 by a passionate group of glass enthusiasts who wanted to learn more about this extraordinary medium. Today, membership includes collectors, dealers, students, curators, conservators, artists, authors and scholars 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, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chrysler Museum, Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, 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 Emile Gallé, Daum, René Lalique, Thomas Webb & Sons, Salviati Company, Quezal Art Glass & Decorating Company, Tiffany Studios, Steuben, Blenko Glass Company, Venini, Barovier, Orrefors, Yoichi Ohira, Michael Glancy, and many others.
Annual membership dues are $25 for young professionals under 40, $50 for an individual, $70 for a household and $100 for businesses and organizations. As a registered not-for-profit organization, all dues and contributions are tax-deductible. Non-members are welcome to attend for $15 per meeting. For additional information, please email us at email@example.com or download the membership application.