Fragile Materiality

  • January 31, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Bard Graduate Center

    38 West 86th Street
    New York, New York 10024
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Fragile Materiality: A Paul and Irene Hollister Lecture on Glass 

January 31 at 6:00 pm

38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall

$15 General | $12 Seniors | Free for people associated with a college or university, people with museum ID, people with disabilities and caregivers, and BGC members


In this lecture, artist and scholar Daniel Clayman gives a brief history of the contemporary glass movement and the subsequent expansion of glass in art and architecture followed by a discussion of the ways his own work and process explorations have intersected with that history over the past four decades. Clayman will comment on the future of glass, its materiality, and how it will continue to evolve in daily and artistic life.


Paul Hollister (1918–2004) was a pioneering critic of contemporary studio glass and glass historian. Irene Hollister (1920–2016) was a philanthropist, advocate for glass scholarship, and founding administrator of the Association for Computing Machinery. The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass were established at Bard Graduate Center in 2007.


Daniel Clayman (Independent Studio Artist) an artist and educator, was the Effron Family Endowed Chair in Glass Studies at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, from 2018 to 2021. He has been a visiting critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, artist-in-residence at Tyler School of Art and Architecture and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has lectured worldwide. He is the recipient of numerous grants and is currently working on a permanent installation for the Ashley Federal Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio, for the Federal Arts in Architecture program. 


Image: Ken Ek Photography

Date & Time

Wed, Jan 31, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue Details

Bard Graduate Center

38 West 86th Street
New York, New York 10024 Bard Graduate Center
Bard Graduate Center

Bard Graduate Center is devoted to the study of decorative arts, design history, and material culture through research, advanced degrees, exhibitions, publications, and events.

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