The Art Glass Forum in New York City is holding its first meeting of 2017 this evening, February 7 with a presentation by Newark Museum chief curator as well as decorative arts curator Ulysses Grant Dietz. Since he was appointed decorative arts curator in 1980, Dietz has curated over 100 exhibitions covering a wide range of historic periods, including Studio Glass. The title of his talk is "Modern from Day 1: Collecting Glass at the Newark Museum, 1912 to Today." Dietz was named chief curator of the museum in 2012, and will focus his talk on the wide span of the historic and contemporary glass objects in the Newark Museum's permanent collection.
Established in 1909, The Newark Museum is New Jersey’s largest museum, housing world-renowned collections of American, ancient, Asian, and decorative arts.
The Art Glass Forum meets the first Tuesday of each month from October through May, and annual membership dues range from $25, for young professionals, to $90 per household. Meetings are held in the sanctuary at St. Michael’s Church on West 99th Street, one of the only interiors in the New York metropolitan area designed and decorated by Louis C. Tiffany.
Dietz’s presentation begins at 7 PM, after a wine and cheese reception that begins at 6:30 PM. After the meeting, some members head to one of the many restaurants in the area to enjoy dinner with friends and fellow attendees.
IF YOU GO:Ulysses Dietz "Modern from Day 1: Collecting Glass at the Newark Museum, 1912 to Today" February 7, 2017, 7 PM (reception 6:30 PM) Art Glass Forum St. Michael’s Church 225 West 99th Street New York, New York Website