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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Alexandria Museum of Art lecture series to feature renowned glass art scholar and author.

On November 14, Alexandria Museum of Art will present the LSUA Cavanaugh Lecture Series from 6-7:30 p.m. AMoA announced William Warmus, renowned glass art scholar and author from Ithaca, New York, will be presenting a lecture and image slideshow on the history of glass art from ancient times through today. According to AMoA, the prestigious speaker, who has also presented at the Smithsonian Institution, will bring an innovative program that is free and open to the public.  

AMoA said the program will cover the artistic and technical traditions of glassmaking from ancient Egypt to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through Tiffany, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco to Contemporary Glass. William Warmus will tell about the history of glass from its beginnings to its modern development by artists such as Louis Comfort Tiffany as well as contemporary masters such as Dale Chihuly and Stephen Knapp, whose work is currently on display at AMoA.

William Warmus was the curator of the Corning Museum of Glass, editor of Glass magazine, author of 12 books and over 100 essays, including biographies of Dale Chihuly, Louis C. Tiffany, and René Lalique and guest lecturer at prestigious institutions such as the Smithsonian. The son of a Corning, Inc. glassblower, Warmus is an independent curator, historian and appraiser specializing in modern glass, abstract art and the aesthetics of the natural environment.

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